Major Application and Declaration Procedures

Kinesiology Major Application and Declaration Procedures

 

Am I eligible to apply to the Kinesiology program?

To be eligible to apply for the Kinesiology program, you must:

  1. Be a current student at WWU (must be enrolled in at least one course at WWU during the quarter in which you submit your application)
  2. Have completed at least 75 quarter credits (multiply semester credits by 1.5 to determine number of quarter credits completed)
  3. Have at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA (weighted across all college-level credits completed, including those from transfer schools)

There are no prerequisite courses for students entering the Kinesiology program. However, there are several courses that students are encouraged to take before applying to the program that will help set them up for success in the major. Please see “Classes to take before becoming a major” for more details. 

 

When is the application for the Kinesiology program open?

Students who meet the above criteria may apply to the Kinesiology program during the first 10 days of Fall, Winter, or Spring quarter. The application periods for the upcoming year are as follows:

QUARTER YOU ARE APPLYING TO ENTER THE KINESIOLOGY MAJOR:

LINK TO APPLICATION PAGE BELOW OPENS (FIRST DAY YOU CAN APPLY)

LINK TO APPLICATION PAGE BELOW CLOSES (LAST DAY YOU CAN APPLY)

Winter Quarter 2021 09/23/20 10/2/20 at 3:00 PM
Spring Quarter 2021 01/05/21 1/15/21 at 3:00 PM
Fall Quarter 2021 03/30/21 4/9/21 at 3:00 PM

 

I am eligible! How do I apply to the Kinesiology program?

 

Step 1

Determine which student profile below best fits your academic past: 

Student A: I have only earned college credit from WWU courses.

Student B: I have earned college credits from "AP/CEEB Tests/College Credit" or "IB Intl Baccalaureate of N A" in addition to the credits I’ve earned at WWU.

Student C: I have only earned college credits from an institution other than WWU (i.e., transfer credits only), but I am enrolled in courses at WWU this quarter.*

Student D: I have earned some college credit from WWU and some college credit from an institution(s) that I previously attended.*

Student E: I have earned some college credit from WWU, some from another institution, and some from "AP/CEEB Tests/College Credit" or "IB Intl Baccalaureate of N A".*

*Students with ANY college-level credits earned from a school other than WWU are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to meet with the Advising Coordinator, Jen Leita, before applying to the kinesiology program. Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript from each college attended to this meeting. You can meet with Jen in Carver  201A.

 

Step 2

If you’ve earned college credit from a school other than WWU (Student C, D, or E), gather copies of your unofficial transcripts from each school attended. You will need information from these transcripts to complete your application accurately, and you will need to submit these transcripts to the HHD Advisor for your application to be considered complete (see Step 4).  

 

Step 3

Determine the information you will need to report on the kinesiology program application based on your student profile. To access this information, login to your web4u and click “student” tab -> “student records” -> “unofficial transcript (academic history)”.

Student A: Report the number of credits you’ve completed at WWU (red) and your WWU GPA (green).

Student B: Combine the number of credits earned from "AP/CEEB Tests/College Credit" or "IB Intl Baccalaureate of N A" (blue) to the number of credits you have completed at WWU (red) and report that total (e.g., 13 credits earned from AP/CEEB Tests/College Credit + 64 credits completed at WWU = report 77 total credits completed). Report your WWU GPA as listed on your academic history (green; test scores/GPA from AP/IB credits are not considered).  

Student C: Since you have not completed any courses at WWU, you will report 0 credits completed (red) and 0 GPA (green) when prompted on the application. Then, refer to your transcript(s) from your transfer school(s). Report the number of college-level credits (often referred to as “Clvl credits”) completed according to your transcript. This number may or may not match the number of credits listed on your academic history (yellow). If semester credits were completed, multiply the semester credits by 1.5 to determine quarter credits. Report your GPA for all college-level credits (often referred to as “Clvl GPA”) completed, according to your transfer transcript.

Student D: Report the number of credits you’ve earned at WWU (red) and your WWU GPA (green) first. Then, refer to your transcript(s) from your transfer school(s). Report the number of college-level credits (often referred to as “Clvl credits”) completed according to your transcript. This number may or may not match the number of credits listed on your academic history (yellow). If semester credits were completed, multiply the semester credits by 1.5 to determine quarter credits. Report your GPA for all college-level credits (often referred to as “Clvl GPA”) completed, according to your transfer transcript.

Student E: Follow the procedures for Student B above. Then, refer to your transcript(s) from your transfer school(s). Report the number of college-level credits (often referred to as “Clvl credits”) completed according to your transcript. This number may or may not match the number of credits listed on your academic history (yellow). If semester credits were completed, multiply the semester credits by 1.5 to determine quarter credits. Report your GPA for all college-level credits (often referred to as “Clvl GPA”) completed, according to your transfer transcript.

 

Step 4

If you’ve earned college credit from a school other than WWU (Student C, D, or E), submit your unofficial transcripts from each school attended to the HHD Advising Coordinator, Jen Leita, in CV 201A or via email at Jen.Leita@wwu.edu before the application deadline. Students with transfer credit are REQUIRED to submit transcripts from all schools attended. If you have any questions or are unsure what to report on your application, see Jen for clarification.

You do not need to submit transcripts for your AP/IB credit or your WWU transcript. High school transcripts are not accepted. 

 

Step 5

Follow the link below to access the Kinesiology program application (link will only work during application window). You are responsible for checking the accuracy of all information entered into the application form BEFORE you submit the form. You can only submit your application once and corrections after submission are not allowed. Inaccurate information submitted will result in admission denial. Access to the application will close at 3pm on the application deadline.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO THE KINESIOLOGY MAJOR

The application cycle for Spring 2021 admission to the Kinesiology major are now closed.  We will be accepting applications for admission to the Kinesiology major for Fall 2021 in our next application cycle:  March 30 to April 9 (3pm).

 

How are students selected for admission into the Kinesiology program? 

We accept up to 140 students into the Kinesiology program per year. Admission to each specialization (Pre-Healthcare Professions, Exercise Science, & Sport Psychology) is competitive and not all applicants are accepted. The number of students accepted into each specialization of the program are as follows:

 

 Exercise Science 

 Sport Psychology

 Pre-Healthcare 

Number per year       

48

16

76

Admission to each specialization (Pre-Healthcare Professions, Exercise Science, & Sport Psychology) will be determined on a space available basis after ranking candidates by GPA, from high to low. GPA admission averages for each specialization are calculated each year based on the most current data and included below:

 Exercise Science 

 Sport Psychology

 Pre-Healthcare 

3.40

3.36

3.48

If you would like assistance in determining which specialization best aligns with your interests and future career goals, please schedule an appointment with the advising coordinator for assistance.

When will I know if I was accepted into the Kinesiology program?

You will be notified about the outcome of your application 2-3 weeks after the application deadline, well in advance of registration for the subsequent quarter.

 

I was accepted! Now what?

Students admitted to the major are required to meet with the advising coordinator, Jen Leita, to make a plan of study for completing Kinesiology program and WWU graduation requirements. Conversion to major status will not be completed until after this meeting.  Admitted students should schedule a "Plan of study for newly admitted majors" appointment on www.calendly.com/jenleita; for these virtual advising sessions students can opt to meet by phone, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams while WWU continues to operate remotely.  At the end of their advising appointments, student will be given the opportunity to accept or decline their offer of admission and Jen Leita will then submit major declaration forms to the Registrar to officially convert accepted students to Kinesiology major status at which point they will be eligible o register for Kinesiology classes.

Students will also be assigned a faculty mentor, who they will meet with to discuss field experience/internship opportunities and future career plans. Students may choose to be mentored by a different Kinesiology faculty member and students should contact the faculty member they would like to work with to request them as a new mentor.

A student must register for KIN 306 in the first quarter they are admitted to the Kinesiology major. Failure to take KIN 306 in the first quarter will result in removal from the major. If a student receives a grade of less than C- in KIN 306, the student must register for KIN 306 in the next quarter it is offered.

 

I was not accepted into the major. What are my options?

If a student is denied entry into a Kinesiology major specialization, the student may apply again the next quarter to the same specialization. For example, if a student is not selected in the spring for fall quarter admission to the Pre-Health Care Specialization, the student can apply again in the fall to the same Kinesiology Pre-Health Care Specialization. 

Students may apply again to a different specialization after a delay of one quarter. For example, if a student is not selected in the spring for fall quarter admission to the Pre-Health Care Specialization, the student can apply in the winter to a different Kinesiology specialization.

Students not admitted to the Kinesiology major should contact the Academic Advising Center at 360-650-3850 for assistance with selecting courses and a major.

 

 

For information on how to apply to the B.A.E. Physical Education and Health P-12 program, see the B.A.E. Physical Education and Health P-12 page.