Kinesiology - Exercise Science, B.Sc. | Western Washington University | Bellingham, United States
48 months
25668 USD/year
7761 USD/year
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Kinesiology - Exercise Science from Western Washington University provides a concentrated study of human movement from mechanical, physiological and pathological perspectives.


Kinesiology - Exercise Science from 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 or preparation for post-baccalaureate study in other areas such as exercise physiology, health/ fitness, biomechanics, 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 an Exercise Science Specialization in Kinesiology Major?

The exercise science specialization is recommended for students who wish to pursue a variety of career opportunities related to kinesiology (see sample career list). Students should seek advising to determine the appropriate set of courses leading to a specialized emphasis.

The Kinesiology major is in very high demand at Western. Prior to declaring the major, WWU students are strongly urged to obtain and utilize advising information from the Kinesiology program web page, or the HHD Advisor Jen Leita (contact information below), to know what classes are recommended to be taken to prepare for the major.

 Sample Careers

Wellness Coordinator | Health Club Manager | Personal Trainer | Fitness Product Sales | Pharmaceutical Drug Sales | Biomedical Research &/or Sales | Athletic Trainer* | Nutrition Specialist* | Graduate School in Kinesiology*

*with post-baccalaureate study

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology w/lab
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Psychology of Sport
  • Motor Control and Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The International Student Application for Admission 
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • An essay that helps the Admissions Committee understand your academic goals, related experiences and/or preparatory course work, and professional goals
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25668 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7761 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7761 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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