Undergraduate Academic Advising

Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between an advisor and student, with the goal to guide a student towards their educational and career goals.

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Academic Advising Philosophy
Academic Advising in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University involves more than simply planning a schedule for each term.  It offers the opportunity for students interested in the Exercise Science or Sport Management majors to identify their personal and academic strengths, and empower them to identify, optimize and strive for excellence.  Although students are personally responsible for planning their academic program to meet all graduation requirements, our advising office helps students make effective academic choices compatible with their life goals. 

Office Hours and Making an Appointment
The Department of Kinesiology and Health is open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  To schedule an appointment, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Degree Navigator   
Degree Navigator is an important tool to track your progress and successfully stay on course.  Please take a few minutes to look at Degree Navigator before coming in for Advising.


Please also take a look at the updated Academic Integrity Policy.


Beginning in Fall 2021, there will be a new curriculum for the Sport Management major. This change will affect any student who declares in the Fall 2021 semester or later. You can also review the new curriculum at: https://kines.rutgers.edu/majors


Fall 2021 Declaration Meeting Dates

Declaration Meeting  Dates:Declare your Major in Exercise Science at:Declare your Major in Sport Management at:Deadline to register:
Tuesday, September 14th
2:00 pm 3:00 pm 9/13 4:00pm 
Friday, October 15th  10:00 am  11:00 am 10/14 4:00pm 
Monday, November 15th 1:00 pm 2:00 pm  11/12 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 14th 10:00 am 11:00 am  12/13 4:00pm


Once you are registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email.  The Zoom invitation will be emailed to you the evening before your Declaration Meeting Date.

Please note there are two options to meet with your Academic Advisor through Zoom, by appointment, or by using the "Drop In Hours" which do not require an appointment.

 Office Hours for the Fall 2021

All Zoom Drop In Hours require a password! The password is: Kines

Changes to the Drop in Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10/19-10/21: All Hours Cancelled


 Monday PM   1:00pm - 3:00pm    Click for Zoom Drop in Hours
Tuesday AM  10:00am - 12:00pm  Click for Zoom Drop in Hours
Wednesday AM  11:00am - 1:00pm  Click for Zoom Drop in Hours
Wednesday PM  3:00pm - 4:00pm  Zoom by Appointment 
Thursday AM  10:00am - 11:00am  Zoom by Appointment 
Thursday PM  1:00pm - 3:00pm  Click for Zoom Drop in Hours
 Friday AM  10:00am - 12:00pm  Click for Zoom Drop in Hours


Faculty Office Hours
The department faculty are available to meet with students to discuss topics and questions regarding specific areas of study.  View a list of
 faculty office hours for days and times each faculty member is available.


Department Chair
Brandon Alderman

Undergraduate Academic Director (on leave until October 2021)
Andrea Spaeth

Interim Undergraduate Academic Director
Joanne Hunt

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