Student Advising

Current Announcements

Early registration for the Fall 2014 Semester will begin on April 11, 2014 (by seniority appointments). For your advising hold to be removed, you must first submit your degree checkoff form to the Department. Download the ESS Major Checkoff Form (below) and follow these directions:

  • Check all courses you have completed or are currently enrolled in.
  • Enter "F14" for those classes you plan to take next semester.
  • Return the form to us either by email (Kinesiology@usfca.edu) or drop off in the Department.

Your advisor will review your selections, and will either, 1) approve your choices and remove your hold, or 2) contact you to discuss any questions or suggested changes.

If you have questions about course selections, career guidelines, etc. please contact your individual advisor to arrange a meeting.

Academic Grade Requirement

All coursework for the major must be completed with a final grade of "C" or higher.

*ESS Major Checkoff Form*



Pre- Professional Health Committee

Description: creates specialized files to track students going on to graduate health programs and provides specialized advising regarding grades, courses, tests, completion of applications, and mock interviews; provides a formal University letter of support for the student's application; records and tracks success of applicants.

Contact: Mary Jane Niles, Biology Department, Harney 359, (415) 422-2354, email: niles@usfca.edu

Pre- Physical Therapy Students

For ESS majors who are interested in attending a physical therapy program after graduation, the information in the "Prerequisites" spreadsheet (below) will help you on the path to completing the correct courses for your intended graduate program. This handy tool is updated each semester and is meant to be used in conjunction with your own research and advisement by faculty and the Pre-Professional Health Committee.

Physical Therapy Graduate Schools - Prerequisites

Pre-Physical Therapy students will also find it very helpful to check out the American Physical Therapy Association's website for career information, professional development, research, publications, resources, and links to approved graduate programs.

APTA Website

Other websites of interest to ESS majors include the following: