Walk-in Advising Hours
10 Minute appointments
All Exercise Science and Sport Management majors are advised by the ESSM Advising Center. For all advising questions, please contact the ESSM Advising Center via e-mail.
All incoming Exercise Science and Sport Management majors should change their major in Owl Express and then sign up for the the appropriate first-year advising session.
Links to sign up for small group advising sessions are available below. Every student who attends a group advising session receives personalized information including an updated checksheet and a course planning worksheet. During group advising, we walk through the curriculum step by step and thoroughly review policies and procedures of the University.
Appointment times are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so do not delay in scheduling a meeting.
The ESSM Advising Center also offers workshops and information sessions that may be of interest to our majors.
Curriculum Revision FAQs
Advising Session Slides
All substitution and override requests for HPS 1000 should be submitted to the ESSM Advising Center via e-mail.
How do I request an override into a closed course?
Examples of Insufficient Grounds for Override Requests
Be aware that students are constantly adding and dropping courses; therefore, it is likely that you will be able to enroll in a class through the drop/add process. If you feel you meet the criteria for an override, please contact your advisor who may submit legitimate override requests to the Department Chair.
What should I do if I receive a registration error (prerequisite, major, or other error)?
A. If you receive a “Pre-requisite/Score Error”, you should first check the KSU Undergraduate catalog (http://catalog.kennesaw.edu) to ensure that you have actually met the prerequisite for the course. If you have met all prerequisites and are still receiving this error, contact the ESSM Advising Center immediately with the following information:
Failure to supply all of the above information will result in a delay in resolving your issue.
How do I request a course substituion?
Course substitutions are handled through your major advisor, and the procedures for submitting overrides differ by department. Contact your advisor to request the override, and he/she will tell you the exact procedure. For substitutions that involve courses from other institutions, use the Registrar's Transfer Articulation System to see if a course you have taken has been substituted at Kennesaw State before. Submit substitution requests as soon as possible (please, do not wait until just before graduation before submitting substitution requests), and never assume that a course will substitute for a Kennesaw State course.
How do I request to take a course for the third time or more?
Kennesaw State's Re-enrollment Policy states: "After taking or attempting an undergraduate course for the second time, students will not be allowed to re-enroll in that class without the permission of the department chair or his/her designee." The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management advocated implementing this policy and strongly enforces it. If a student is having trouble passing a major course after two attempts, then it is probably in his/her best interest to switch to a new major. The Department considers third attempts for the Summer semester only. If you seek permission for a third attempt, you must submit your reason for doing so to the Department Chair via e-mail prior to the end of the Spring semester immediately preceding the Summer term in which you wish to enroll for a third attempt. "I need this course to graduate" is not a sufficient reason to waive this policy. In most cases, evidence of extenuating circumstances is required to receive the waiver.
What is an Exercise and Health Science major elective?
An Exercise and Health Science major elective is any 3000-4000 level HPS course for which you have met all prerequisites. Use the KSU Undergraduate Catalog in conjunction with the current schedule of courses to determine the most appropriate electives for you.
What is a free elective?
A free elective is any college credit course for which you have met the prerequisite. You can use the KSU Undergraduate Catalog to identify courses of interest to you.
How do I request a graduation audit?
Pre-graduation audits cannot be done during drop/add or during the first week of early registration due to the number of requests received in those time periods.
When should I petition to graduate?