Kinesiology and Health Promotion
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Kinesiology and Health Promotions

Advising with Department Chair and Associate Department Chair

*Update 03/23/2020*

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, Dr. Laura Chase, Department Chair, and Dr. Ken Hansen, Associate Department Chair, will be available through online advising via Zoom. Please send an email to in order to schedule an appointment. Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email containing a "Meeting ID#" in order to enter and begin your online chat on Zoom. We look forward to assisting all of your advising needs and we hope you have a positive advising experience! Stay safe and healthy!

If you need to speak with Nancy or Christyne, you can find their information on the contact information page.


Office Hours as of August 17, 2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Dr. Chase:
Dr. Hansen:
Dr. Hansen:
Or by Appointment - Email

Welcome to the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department! You have chosen a great major that will lead you to an incredible career in a variety of settings. Our main goal is to facilitate a timely graduation for you while providing a quality education in the field of kinesiology and health promotion. Here's what to expect during your time with us:

  1. There are two bachelor's degree programs: General Option and Pedagogy. Under the General Option subplan, there are three emphasis to choose from: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, and Sociocultural. Any non-KHP students who want to change their major in the Fall or Spring must complete the Change of Major Module prior to doing so. You must also meet the requirements to change to your desired major. Please see Change of Major/Adding a Minor FAQ for more information. 

    External Change of Major Module: Fall 2021

    (any majors outside of KIN wanting to switch into KIN- General or Pedagogy)

    Canvas Module Coming Soon

    *You must complete the above change of major module if you wish to change your major to Kinesiology.

    **If you are looking to switch into Pedagogy or are already in the KIN major and are looking to switch options, please visit Dr. Hansen during his office hours.

  2. If you are an accepted Kinesiology Major student, you will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor from the College of Science Advising Center. You will create a Grad Plan and Individual Academic Plan (IAP) prior to your meeting so that an advisor can review it. After your Initial Advisory Meeting, you will be required to check-in with your advisor at least once a year (once a semester is best).
  3. You should join the KHP Club. The KHP Club is a great way to network and socialize with other KHP majors. Also, the KHP Club provides experiences for professional growth and development.
  4. If you are interested in Pre-Med information, please contact Ansel Zhao at

We're excited to have you join us and hope that your experiences with KHP will be rewarding.
We look forward to seeing you at Commencement!

The Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department is a member of the
American Kinesiology Association.