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Kinesiology - Sport Psychology Specialization, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
The Kinesiology - Sport Psychology Specialization major at Western Washington University provides a concentrated study of human movement from mechanical, physiological and pathological perspectives.

About

The Kinesiology - Sport Psychology Specialization major at Western Washington University is appropriate for students who plan to work in the fitness/exercise industry or any other field such as coaching or rehabilitation, where human movement and exercise prescription are the focus.

Additionally, this degree can serve as the gateway degree to the allied health professions (i.e., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant) or preparation for post-baccalaureate study in other areas such as exercise physiology, health/ fitness, biomechanics, physical therapy, sport psychology, nutrition, and human growth and motor development. 

Supporting courses from biology, chemistry, computer science, communications, health education and physics are included to provide more in-depth analysis of principles associated with human structure and function.

Why Consider a Sport Psychology Specialization in the Kinesiology Major?

The sport psychology option provides students with the behavioral knowledge and educational techniques to enhance performance in recreational, exercise, and athletic settings. This option provides an emphasis in psychology and exercise science that will serve as preparation for coaching and as an adequate set of prerequisites for post-baccalaureate study in sport and/or exercise psychology.

The Kinesiology major is in very high demand at Western. See the Kinesiology pre-major and major declaration policy to learn how and when you can declare the pre-major.

Prior to declaring the pre-major, and after declaring the pre-major but before being advanced to major status, WWU students are strongly urged to obtain and utilize advising information from the Kinesiology program web page, or the HHD department office (Bond Hall 103), to know what classes are recommended to be taken to prepare for the major.

It is often not until late in the junior year or at the start of the senior year that students can start the core classes required in the Kinesiology major due to its popularity.

Sample Careers
  • Athletic Coaching 
  • Wellness Coordinator 
  • Health Club Manager 
  • Personal Trainer 
  • Pharmaceutical Drug Sales 
  • Biomedical Research &/or Sales 
  • Fitness Product Sales 
  • Athletic Trainer* 
*with post-baccalaureate study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Fall Quarter - Early Action deadline: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    86-98 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
  • Human Growth and Motor Development
  • Aging and Functional Assessments
  • Biomechanics
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Psychology of Sport
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Motor Control and Learning

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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