Students majoring in Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX) apply the principles and concepts of several disciplines including physiology, biomechanics, and 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. Sport and Exercise courses are practically-based and require in-person attendance, so online options are not available.
If you are interested in the Sport and Exercise Science major, please click on the link below that applies to you for more information. Contact the Program Coordinator Kari Berkas for more information.
If you are considering changing your major to Sport & Exercise Science (SPEX), start by reviewing the curriculum. Contact the Program Coordinator Kari Berkas if you have any questions. You can also visit the Major and Minor Selection section on the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center website for more information.
Freshmen application information can be found on the Undergraduate Admissions webpage. There are admission requirements for all first-year applicants, and there are additional 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 Sport and Exercise Science (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 Program Coordinator Kari Berkas to learn how to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center to learn more about the transfer process, requirements, and potential course equivalencies from your former school.
You can also view this typical 2-year program of study document to get an idea of what courses you would take during your time as a Sport and Exercise Science major. Please note that this is a sample plan and is subject to change. Specific questions regarding your coursework should be directed to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center.
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.
If you have further questions or would like to speak with an Arts and Sciences Advisor, contact Program Coordinator Kari Berkas.