Special Permission Numbers

What are Special Permission Numbers?

A Special Permission Number (SPN) is a unique code given by the department that allows students to register for a closed course. For some courses, you may request the code from the instructor teaching the course. Other courses will use the SPN Waitlist Request Portal.  (see the list of courses below)

Students need to keep in mind that there are no guarantees in obtaining an SPN when you put in a request for one. SPN’s are assigned based on priority, seniority, amount of cumulative credits, and of course, ultimately, availability. The process for applying for a Special Permission Number is very structured and specific—if you do not follow all of the directions, your SPN request will be rejected. Be sure to read any and all information regarding the request process for SPN’s.

The SPN is unique and only for you to use. Any student who gives out their assigned Special Permission Number to another student will be severely penalized, and risks not being assigned any future SPN's.  If you decide not to use your assigned SPN, please contact the department immediately via email to let us know: we will re-assign the SPN to another student who did not previously receive one.


Courses that have an SPN waitlist:

By clicking on the link to access the SPN Waitlist Application System, you are hereby acknowledging that you have read all of the instructions carefully and that you accept the responsibility of ensuring that your request has been submitted in the appropriate manner.   https://secure.sas.rutgers.edu/apps/special_permission/kines/


377:140   Foundations of Kinesiology & Health
377:160   Intro to PT
377:161   Observation in PT
377:205   Principles of Healthy Lifestyle
377:213   Functional Human Anatomy
377:215   Techniques of Athletic Training
377:225   Contemporary Health Problems
377:252   Underserved Pop 3
377:275   Basic Statistics for Exercise Science
377:301   Psychology of Sport & Exercise
377:304   Exercise & Aging
377:370   Exercise Physiology
377:371   Exercise Physiology Lab
377:407   Administration of Exercise Science
377:410   Exercise Testing & Prescription
377:480   Honors Seminar Exercise Science
377:481   Honors Research in Exercise Science
955:203   Sport and the Law
955:204   Risk Management in Sport
955:226   Coaching Theory and Technique
955:276   Basic Statistics for Sport Management
955:305   Sport Sociology
955:308   Teaching & Coaching Individuals & Team Sports
955:311   Sport Marketing
955:312   Facilities Planning & Design
955:316   Fitness Management
955:330   Organizational Behavior in Sport Management
955:331   Gender & Sport
955:355   Professional Presentations in Sport Management
955:406   Admin Sport Management
955:412   Advanced Sport Marketing


Courses that you should contact the Instructor directly for an SPN:

Email the Instructor of the course directly.  Include your name, Rutgers ID, Rutgers email address & the course name and number.  You will receive an email with the SPN.

377:170   Principles of Strength & Conditioning
377:180   Exercise & Relaxation
377:191   Cardio Conditioning
377:303   Neuromechanical Kinesiology
377:310   Motor Learning
377:315   Advanced Theory & Techniques of Athletic Training
377:324   Movement Experiences in Individuals with Disabilities
377:340   Pediatric Physical Development & Fitness
377:350   Biomechanics
377:455   Exercise Psychology
377:496   EKG Use & Interpret
955:306   Finance in Sport
955:332   Leadership Development in Sport


Prerequisite Overrides

A student who is unable to register for a course because he or she lacks the proper prerequisites should not request a special permission number. Under some circumstances – for example, if the student has taken appropriate prerequisite courses elsewhere, and these are not yet credited to his or her Rutgers transcript, that would require a prerequisite override. Please email the advisor if a prerequisite override is needed.