Advising

Advising Contacts

Students pursuing a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX) receive support from faculty, advisors, and program staff as they progress through their studies. In addition to being required to meet with an academic advisor at different points during their educational career, there are also group advising sessions where students can receive important information and connect with other students in the program.

Please see below for how faculty and staff can support your academic progress:

Doug Berninger, M.Ed.

Instructor | Internship Coordinator (Kinesiology Department)
206-296-5463  |  berningd@seattleu.edu  |  Casey 540-03

Professor Berninger can help you with:

  • SPEX Advising and Educational Planning
  • Curriculum Questions
  • Internship Coordination
  • Career Exploration and Discernment
  • Graduate School Discussions

Schedule appointments with Professor Berninger via SPEX Canvas Page (available to current SPEX majors)

Lauren Van Fossen, M.A.

Academic Advisor (Arts and Sciences Advising Center)
206-296-2840 (Advising Center) | vanfosse@seattleu.edu | Casey 110

Lauren can help you with:

  • General/SPEX Advising and Educational Planning
  • UCOR Registration
  • Study Abroad
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Major/Minor Exploration

Schedule appointments with Lauren via Starfish or by calling the Advising Center (206-296-2840)

Kari Berkas, M.A.

Program Coordinator (Kinesiology Department)
206-296-2454  |  berkask@seattleu.edu  |  Casey 540-09

Kari can help you with:

  • SPEX Course Registration
  • Kinesiology Department and University Policies and Procedures
  • Form Tracking and Management
  • Questions on Course Offerings and Schedule

Email or call Kari for assistance; drop off paperwork at Casey 540-09

Rebecca Pazdral, M.A., D.Ed.

Academic and Pre-Health Advising Supervisor (Science and Engineering Advising Center)
206-296-2500  |  prehealth@seattleu.edu  |  ENGR 300

Dr. Pazdral can help you with:

  • Connections with clubs, faculty, research, and clinical opportunities
  • Materials for pre-requisite classes, career pathways, and academic plans
  • Contacts for summer programs and national research opportunities
  • Advice about timeline for placement exams and application
  • Support for developing application materials
  • Aid in self-assessment prior to applying
  • Evaluation for medical and dental applicants

Schedule appointments with Dr. Pazdral by calling 206-296-2500

Contact Us

Kari Berkas
Program Coordinator
206-296-2454
berkask@seattleu.edu