Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Undergraduate: Transferring


Transferring to a Kinesiology Major

If you are a current UNCG undergraduate student thinking of making a change to a major in the Department of Kinesiology, we can help you learn more and complete the process. Some classes can only be taken once you have changed your major to our Department.

Getting Started

To change your major, please fill out the UNCG Registrar’s Change of Major/Minor form, select Pre-Kinesiology or Pre-Physical Education Health Teacher Education, and be sure to allow 7 business days for processing.

Once your request has processed, you may contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Aaron Terranova, to answer questions on how to move forward through the program.


If you’re considering transferring in from another University or Community College, please review UNCG Admission’s page for transfer students.

To see what courses transfer into UNCG from other institutions, please review the link above “UNCG Admission’s page for transfer students,” and navigate to their link titled “TES” under “Next Steps.”

You can also utilize our student forms page for PKIN and KINE Advising Forms to see our major courses as well as sample plans of study. To see what courses are required for the General Education program at UNCG, you can use this link to take you to the course requirements for General Education courses. Be sure that the transfer course carries an attribute (like GMT, or WI, or SI) to get credit for general education here at UNCG.

The following is a list of NC Community College courses that the Kinesiology major accepts for transfer courses required for our major. This is NOT an exhaustive list, and is only what we accept for the BS in KINE, not the University’s General Education Requirements:
BIO 111*, transfers to UNCG as BIO 111 – required for our BS in KINE (*Also serves as the pre-req for UNCG’s Anatomy and Physiology if you want to take those courses here.)
BIO 155, transfer to UNCG as NTR 213 – counts as your Nutrition elective for our BS in KINE
BIO 165 AND 166, -or- BIO 168 AND BIO 169 – both courses transfer to UNCG to satisfy the Anatomy and Physiology requirement for our BS in KINE. We cannot accept just BIO 165 -or- just BIO 168.
Your choice of Chemistry*:
CHE 130 & 130 A, transfers to UNCG as CHE 103 & CHE 110 lab
CHE 131 & 131 A, transfers to UNCG as CHE 103 & CHE 110 lab
CHE 151, transfers to UNCG as CHE 111 & CHE 112 lab-or-CHE 152, transfers to UNCG as CHE 114 & CHE 115 lab
(*Note, if you plan on going into graduate school, you may need the higher level Chemistry like CHE 151 or CHE 152. It’s best to check the graduate school(s) you’re applying to see which they require.)
COM 231, transfers to UNCG as CST 105 – counts as a Communication Studies elective, and has the Speaking Intensive marker

We do not accept transfer courses for our KIN 250 (Intro to Kinesiology) for KIN 220 (Lifetime Wellness). Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 165 and BIO 166, OR BIO 168 and BIO 169 {A&P I and II}) are great courses to transfer in, but some students struggle in our courses that follow Anatomy and Physiology in our program due to the difference in course structure.

After you successfully transfer into UNCG, you may have Kinesiology courses from another institution that don’t count toward the Kinesiology major. The Department will work with you to review syllabi from your previous courses to determine if the transfer courses match with UNCG KIN course requirements and student learning outcomes. Be sure to keep your transfer course syllabi if you are planning to transfer!