Advising

For All Students

If you are undeclared and interested in the Kinesiology Major, please check the School of Science and Technology Advising page. If you have declared a major and interested in changing to the Kinesiology Major, check with the Kinesiology Department Administrative Coordinator for information on applying to Kinesiology. 

SSU only uses the sonoma.edu email address to send out important information regarding financial aid, registration dates and times, etc.  Kinesiology majors receive information about advising, registration, and job/field experience opportunities via their sonoma.edu email address.

To improve your chances of admission:

Freshman and Sophomores should complete the general biology and/or chemistry course required for the concentration they are applying to. Juniors should complete general biology, general chemistry, human anatomy, and human physiology. 

For all applications, the department gives additional consideration to students who have completed or enrolled in foundations in kinesiology, statistics, and nutrition (upper division).

Transfer Students

Transfer students must attend Transfer Orientation. Currently, there are no on-campus orientations, but there are virtual options. We highly recommend that you contact a faculty advisor to answer your questions and assist you with scheduling classes.

Current Kinesiology Majors

Please contact your concentration advisor during their office hours or email them to set an appointment. Before your advising appointment, please review your Academic Requirements Report (ARR) in MySSU, which can be accessed under Login. We suggest visiting with your advisor at least once each semester.

Advisor for Exercise Science/pre-PT Concentration: Dr. Bulent Sokmen (sokmen@sonoma.edu

Advisor for Interdisciplinary/pre-OT Concentration: Dr. Ellen Carlton (ellen.carlton@sonoma.edu)

Advisor for Lifetime Physical Activity Concentration: Dr. YJ Ryuh (ryuhy@sonoma.edu)

Advisor for General Questions: Dr. Lauren Morimoto (morimoto@sonoma.edu)

Advising Links

 

General Education (GE) requirements

Your GE pattern is determined by whether you entered SSU as a first-time freshman or transfer student and the date you entered SSU.