Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Admitted & Current: Advising & Appeals

The Department of Kinesiology believes in the intentionality of the student to be responsible for their educational progress. Although all the KIN faculty and staff are dedicated to the academic success of the students, it is ultimately the individual responsibility of the student to make satisfactory progress.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Understanding their course sequences
  • Prerequisites
  • Academic milestones
  • General departmental, school, and University guidelines

For more information, please see the Student Forms tab.

  • Beginning Fall 2016, you must receive a C- or higher in BIO 111, a C or higher in Anatomy, and a C or higher in KIN 250 to receive credit for the course. You must also receive a C or higher in any course with prefix: KIN.


Freshmen and Sophomores

Freshmen and sophomore Kinesiology majors are advised through the HHS Advising & Personal Development Center. If you need to meet with an advisor, or get help planning your schedule, contact HHS AdvisingĀ in 228 Stone Building at 336-334-9753 or *This does not include PEHTE students.

Juniors and Seniors

Junior and Senior students majoring in Pre-Kinesiology or Kinesiology will be assigned a Kinesiology faculty member as an advisor. Students are highly encouraged to meet and communicate with their advisor regularly to answer questions about career planning, graduation requirements, graduate school planning, semester advising and registration, and more. KIN Faculty biographies and contact information can be found in the Kinesiology Faculty and Staff directory.


All students majoring in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PEHTE) are advised by the program director, professor Judy Fowler,

First Year Transfers / New Admits to KIN

Transfer students DO NOT make individual appointments with advisors. Transfer students will need to attend a SOAR or ARA session. This is hosted through the HHS Advising Center. Be on the lookout for information regarding these sessions in your UNCG iSpartan email account.

Interested in seeing what courses may transfer to our B.S. in Kinesiology or PEHTE? Read our Transferring website for course equivalency information from North Carolina Community Colleges

Applying to the Major

To apply to be formally admitted into the Kinesiology or Physical Education and Health Teacher Education majors, students must first be Pre-Kinesiology (PKIN) or Pre-PEHTE (PPHT) majors in the department. There are specific requirements that need to be fulfilled before students can apply to be accepted into the full major of Kinesiology (KINE) or Physical Education & Health Teacher Education (PHHT.) Please visit the Applying to the Major page to find information about changing your major or to review the requirements and access the application forms to be admitted into the KINE and PHHT majors.

KIN Registration Restrictions

Undergraduate students will not be allowed to enroll in the following courses without admission into the KINE or PHHT majors:

  • KIN 353: Injuries and Illnesses in Physical Activity
  • KIN 375: Physiology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 376: Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 386: Motor Development and Learning

KIN Online Appeal Form

To complete an appeal, click this link and follow all directions. An appeal can be completed for a range of issues including but not limited to: course substitution from a UNCG course, course substitution for a transferred course, pre-req to be admitted to a course, GPA needed to be admitted to a course, etc. Please read and follow all directions and submit all proper documents. Most appeals are reviewed by the KIN Undergraduate Studies Committee. Please see the sample student appeal letter for proper formatting under student forms.

KIN Course Overload

A course overload is for students who want to take more than 18 credit hours in Fall or Spring. Students planning on taking Winter courses need to keep in mind the credit hours are added to Spring. (i.e. 6ch in Winter, and 15ch in Spring.) The online course overload form has been created and is ready for use! Please request a course overload using the online form, linked here: Online Course Overload Form