Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Undergraduate: Transferring


Changing 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. Keep in mind that changing your major can alter 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 courses taken will fit into a Kinesiology or Physical Education and Health Teacher Education major.

  • If you are interested in Kinesiology, please contact Dr. Aaron Terranova,
  • If you are interested in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education, please contact professor Judy Fowler,


To change or add a major, current UNCG students should 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 an additional major or minor. Be sure to allow up to 7 business days for processing.


If you’re considering transferring in from another University or Community College, please review the UNCG Admissions webpages for transfer students.

To see how courses transfer into UNCG from other institutions, please visit the How will my credits transfer? information page and check your institution and coursework on the Transfer Equivalency Search website to get an idea of which courses will transfer.

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

We do not accept transfer courses for KIN 220 (Lifetime Wellness) or for KIN 250 (Intro to Kinesiology).

Transfer Courses from NC Community Colleges

The following is a list of NC Community College courses that the Kinesiology major accepts for courses required for our major. This is NOT an exhaustive list, and is only what we accept for the B.S. in Kinesiology, not the University’s General Education Requirements:

  • BIO 111 transfers to UNCG as BIO 111 – required for our B.S. in Kinesiology. BIO 111 is the prerequisite for UNCG’s Anatomy and Physiology courses if you want to take those courses here.
  • BIO 155 transfers to UNCG as NTR 213 – this counts as your Nutrition elective for our B.S. in Kinesiology
  • BIO 165 AND 166 -or- BIO 168 AND BIO 169 – both courses transfer to UNCG to satisfy the Anatomy and Physiology requirement for our B.S. in Kinesiology. We cannot accept just BIO 165 -or- just BIO 168.
  • CHE 130 & 130 A transfer to UNCG as CHE 103 & CHE 110 lab
  • CHE 131 & 131 A transfer 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 applying to graduate school, you may need a higher level Chemistry like CHE 151 or CHE 152. It’s best to check with the graduate school(s) to see which they require.)
  • COM 231 transfers to UNCG as CST 105 – this counts as a Communication Studies elective, and has the Speaking Intensive (SI) marker

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 the courses that follow Anatomy and Physiology in our program due to differences in course structure.

Transfer Courses from Other Institutions

After you successfully transfer into UNCG, you may have Kinesiology courses from another institution that don’t have automatic equivalencies for courses in the Kinesiology major.

The Department will work with you to review syllabi from your previous courses to determine if the transfer courses fulfill UNCG Kinesiology course requirements and student learning outcomes. Be sure to keep copies of your course syllabi if you are planning to transfer!