Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Admitted & Current: Applying to the Major

To apply to be formally admitted into the Kinesiology (KINE) or Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PHHT) majors, students must first be pre-majors in the department. To change or add a major, fill out the Spartan Central Major/Minor Request Form and select “Pre-Kinesiology” or “Pre-Physical Education Health Teacher Education.” Students may use this form to change their primary major or to add or change an additional major or minor.

Please note: changing your major can change both general education and major-specific requirements and can affect time to graduation. We’re happy to speak with any current or prospective student about their plan of study and how prior classes taken will fit into a Kinesiology or PEHTE major. If you are interested in Kinesiology, please contact Dr. Aaron Terranova, abterran@uncg.edu. If you are interested in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education, please contact Judy Fowler, jafowle3@uncg.edu.

Moving from PKIN to KINE

Pre-Kinesiology (PKIN) Students must complete the following to be admitted into the Kinesiology (KINE) major:

  • KIN 250 (C or higher)
  • BIO 111 (C- or higher)
  • KIN 291 or BIO 271 (C or higher*)
  • Major GPA** of 2.5 or higher

Students must have final grades entered for the courses above before they may apply. An application form (below) must be submitted by the student and approved by the department.

PKIN to KINE major application form

*If you take BIO 271 you must earn a C or higher in both the lecture (BIO 271) AND the lab (BIO 271L.)

**See the GPA located to the right of the section “Pre-Major, BS” on your Degree Works.

Moving from PPHT to PHHT

Pre-PEHTE (PPHT) Students must complete the following to be admitted into the PEHTE (PHHT) major:

  • KIN 250 (C or higher)
  • BIO 111 (C- or higher)
  • KIN 291 or BIO 271 (C or higher*)
  • Major GPA** of 2.5 or higher
  • Supervisor letter of volunteer hours in a physical activity setting with children in grades K-12

Students must have final grades entered for the courses before they may apply. Guidelines for Admission into the PEHTE Major can be seen here and on the student forms tab. An application form (below) must be submitted by the student and approved by the department.

PPHT to PHHT major application form

*If you take BIO 271 you must earn a C or higher in both the lecture (BIO 271) AND the lab (BIO 271L.)

**See the GPA located to the right of the section “Pre-Major, BS” on your Degree Works.