Undergraduate Advising


Lisa Myers, Charlene Paquette, Staci Schreiber, Joelle Sherlock

Staff Assistant

Leigh Ayn McNelis

Contact Information

270 Recreation Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-4493
Fax: 814-863-7360

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Scheduling an Appointment

For current Penn State students located at University Park pursuing the Kinesiology Major - Use the online appointment system.

For current Penn State students located at University Park pursuing the Kinesiology Minor – Utilize drop-ins or email.

For current Penn State students located at a campus other than University Park - Arrange an advising appointment with your current campus adviser, even if you plan to relocate to University Park next semester. You can look up your adviser's contact information on eLion.

For current high school students or prospective transfer students. Please call the Kinesiology Advising Center at 814-863-4493. If possible, please allow a one to two week notice for appointment requests.

Advising Drop-in Hours

Drop-in hours availability

Advising for Students in the Schreyer Honors College

Dr. Jinger Gottschall and Dr. Steriani Elavsky are the honors advisers in the Department of Kinesiology. Read more about advising information for Kinesiology majors in the Schreyer Honors College.

Student Forms and Worksheets

Forms, worksheets, and information regarding the kinesiology options are available in paper copy from the Kinesiology Advising Center.

Specific forms and worksheets for each option are available by visiting the kinesiology undergraduate home page and choosing the option you are interested in pursuing.

Other useful advising forms, worksheets and information can be accessed by viewing the department’s additional resources.

University forms are available through the Office of the University Registrar.

Recommended Academic Plans

Semester-by-semester academic plans recommend the courses students might schedule each semester as they pursue a particular degree. These plans serve several University purposes and assist multiple constituencies: students, advisers, departments, deans, registrars, admissions officers, and family members.

Please visit recommended academic plans for more information.

Student Services Center

The College of Health and Human Development maintains a Student Services Center staffed by professional advisers to help students develop educational plans and to provide academic advising for students.

University’s Advising Philosophy

The basic tasks of the University's academic advising programs are:

  1. To help undergraduate students identify and achieve their academic goals.

  2. To promote intellectual discovery.

  3. To encourage students to take advantage of both in and out-of-class educational opportunities.

  4. To become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Kinesiology Advising

Advising for student interested in the Kinesiology minor