The Kinesiology Department believes in the motto, ‘exercise for life, exercise for everyone’ and we work hard with our students to provide an evidence-based perspective to how sport and exercise science can improve one’s life. Our courses often incorporate assessments and activities that have our students applying their knowledge of theory to the greater Seattle community, and in ways that improve health and health promotion. Students are also required to complete internships that provide the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a workplace setting.
Students who complete our bachelor of science degree in Sport and Exercise will take on employment in community, clinical, industry, and medical settings. The strong foundation in human function and performance provides many students with knowledge necessary to pursue graduate studies in related fields of athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and general sports science.
If you are interested in the Sport and Exercise Science major, please click on the link below that applies to you for more information. You can also review the information on the Current Students page to learn more about the curriculum and engagement opportunities. Email the Kinesiology Department for more information.
If you are considering changing your major to Sport and Exercise Science (SPEX), start by reviewing the curriculum. Contact 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.
First-year admission 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 (SPEX) 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 admission 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.
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.