Empowering Leadership Through Exercise

The Kinesiology Department’s motto is “Exercise for life, exercise for everyone,” and our coursework is focused on improving the health of individuals and communities through exercise. Our curriculum builds on foundational knowledge and theory in topics of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, and exercise psychology. Our classroom experience is grounded in themes of evidence-based practice, professional skill-building, and community engagement. Required internships encourage students to reflect on and apply the knowledge they gain at Seattle U, and the Human Performance Lab exposes students to multiple types of research equipment.

Empowering leadership through exercise is central to the BS, Kinesiology degree, and we are committed to students’ professional formation. Students who complete the degree 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


BSK Graduate Profile

As a result of completing the BS, KINE degree at Seattle University, our students will demonstrate

Learning Outcomes

Kinesiology students should be able to:

  • Synthesize and critically evaluate scientific literature to apply evidence-based knowledge and practice across multiple disciplines, as it pertains to human movement, function, and performance.
  • Effectively communicate, in written and oral formats, kinesiology concepts to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate competency in practical and scientific application of exercise principles and foundations
  • Promote professional behavior consistent with discipline, including 1) an understanding of the societal and individual importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, 2) adherence to professional ethics, 3) service to others, 4) shared responsibility and successful collaboration with peers, and 5) commitment to lifelong learning

Kinesiology Program Offerings Grid

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