Students majoring in Sport and Exercise Science (SEPX) complete a combination of basic and applied science courses to explore how the human body functions during physical activity and exercise. As part of the curriculum students will apply the principles and concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition and exercise psychology to the study of the human body's responses and adaptions to acute and chronic bouts of physical activity and exercise. Students are also required to complete internships that provide the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a workplace setting. SPEX courses are practically-based and require in-person attendance, so online options are not available.
If you are interested in the SPEX program, please click on the link below that applies to you for more information. Do not hesitate to contact Kari Berkas, the Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are considering changing your major to Sport & Exercise Science (SPEX), start by reviewing the curriculum. Do not hesitate to contact our Program Coordinator Kari Berkas (email@example.com) if you have any questions. You can also visit the Major and Minor Selection section on the A&S Academic Advising Website for more information.
Steps To Change Your Major to Sports and Exercise Science
Freshmen application information can be found on the Undergraduate Admissions webpage. There are admission requirements for all first-year applicants, and please make special note of the requirements for direct entry into the Sport and Exercise Science major:
Students who do not meet the direct entry requirements or wish to explore options before declaring SPEX can begin in the Premajor Studies program and declare SPEX later in their time at Seattle University.
Transfer application information can be found on the Transfer Admissions webpage. If you have further questions, you can contact Kari Berkas, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Center to learn more about the transfer process, requirements to enter the Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX) major, and what courses you have taken at your current or previous institution that may fulfill SPEX requirements. They can also assist you with registration during your first quarter. More information can be found here.
You can also view this typical 2-year program of student document to get an idea of what courses you would take during your time as a SPEX major.
Some students choose to take certain courses within the Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX) program without seeking a degree. If you want to learn more about how to apply as a non-matriculated student, please review the information on the Undergraduate Admissions webpage.
You are also encouraged to view SPEX course information to see what course options are available. Keep in mind that non-matriculated students will not be able to register until after matriculated students, so your ability to register for a course will be on a space-available basis. It is recommended that you speak with an Arts and Sciences Advisor about the likelihood of being able to register for particular courses.
Additionally, several SPEX courses also have pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements, so you will need to be in contact with the department to learn how you can submit proof of completion of any applicable pre-requisites.
Finally, please note that SPEX courses are practically-based and require in-person attendance, so online options are not available.
If you have further questions or would like to speak with an Arts and Sciences Advisor, contact Kari Berkas, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.