There are a variety of advisors available to assist you with your degree progress and future plans. Please review the categories below to see which advisors are able to best meet your needs. While advising is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged you meet regularly with an advisor. Additionally, meeting with a Pre-Health or Career advisor should supplement, not replace, meeting with a KNES advisor.

Departmental Advising

Kinesiology students do not have an assigned advisor, rather the advisors work as a team to serve the students.  Some students choose to meet with the same advisor every time and some choose the advisor based on which meeting time works for their schedule. Either way works! 

KNES advisors can discuss degree progress, benchmarks, course selection, study abroad, internships, and more. Please note, all KNES students are required to meet with a departmental advisor to complete their senior audit in order to receive permission to register for KNES497. 

Location: 2351 SPH Building 

Our office is open from 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday (except for when the University is closed)

You can meet with an advisor by scheduling a 30-minute appointment here.

Have a quick question? E-mail or come to a walk-in appointment on Wednesdays from 11-12pm (fall semester).

Phone: 301-405-2450


Center for Academic Success and Achievement

Please note all first-year students, transfer students, student-athletes, and students on probation have mandatory advising and will need to meet with an advisor in the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA)

Any student needing to submit a request for an exception to policy can do so here.

Location: 0222 SPH Building 

Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday*

*except for when the University is closed

Phone: 301-405-2357

Pre-Health Advising

The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office serves all current students and alumni of the University of Maryland. While students cannot officially declare a "pre-health" track (i.e. Pre-Physical Therapy), they can work with advisors to ensure they are taking all required pre-requisite courses for their intended health field.  Additionally, advisors can provide information about admissions requirements and general recommendations for graduate programs in a variety of health fields. 

Resource pages for common pre-health fields pursued by KNES students are available below. Please visit the Pre-Health website to view additional health fields and their resource pages.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-Occupational Therapy


Career Advising

The University Career Center & The President’s Promise provides comprehensive career assistance for all University of Maryland, College Park and Shady Grove students. The University Career Center at the School of Public Health or UCC @ SPH is dedicated to providing industry-specific career services to all SPH students! 

UCC @ SPH Staff: Lauren Meier – Program Director, (301) 314-9268

Central Office: 3100 Hornbake Library, 3rd Floor South Wing
UCC @ SPH Office:  Center for Academic Success and Achievement 
          0222 School of Public Health Building (ground floor of SPH) 

Students with disabilities who may need additional assistance may schedule an appointment with Nancy Forsythe, the Career Development Specialist for students with Disabilities through Careers4Terps, by e-mail,, or phone, (301) 314-1370.