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About the Degree

The Master of Science in Kinesiology is an integrated study of movement encompassing the physiological, mechanical, and behavioral aspects of physical activity. Students have the option to pursue a research track or a clinically applied track.

Graduates within the research track will experience data collection, analysis and interpretation, often out of the lab and within real-world settings. Students can pursue further graduate training such as advanced study at the doctoral level, admission to allied health professional programs, or medical school.

Graduates pursuing the clinically applied track will be prepared to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiology certification exam. Graduates will be qualified to consult on exercise-related research, public health and policy making, and other clinical and non-clinical services. Graduates will also be able to work in medical and allied health settings to manage cardiac and pulmonary risks, training, and rehabilitation.

Program Snapshot

  • 48 credits
  • Full time/2 Years
  • Cohort style with fall quarter start
  • Hybrid delivery
  • Research and clinically applied tracks

Scholarships and Tuition

All admitted applicants are considered for Seattle University Graduate Scholarships based upon a holistic review of all information received in the application process and available funding. Awards are renewable for multi-year programs based upon satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Scholarship amounts are based upon full-time enrollment of minimally 6 quarter credits per term. Students taking less than 6 quarter credits will have their award amount pro-rated accordingly.

You can learn about our Graduate Assistanceship opportunities here.

Please check our Graduate Admissions page to learn about additional funding opportunities here.

Please visit our Kinesiology Department  page for more information about us.

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    Graduate Program Director


    Julius Moss

    Program Coordinator