Kinesiology Undergraduate Advising

Advisors in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health are available to assist students with schedules, course selection, tutoring, special programs, and career information. Advisors are available by appointment for telephone or personal conferences and by e-mail.

For information on the ICT process into Kinesiology or Community Health, including the link to the application, please visit

The program of study in Kinesiology is in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to the study of human movement. Required courses include Biomechanics of Human Movement, Human Physiology, and Motor Development, Growth and Form. Students can pursue a variety of careers including Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Coach or Physician. A concentration in Physical Education Teacher Certification (K-12) is also available.

Kinesiology Academic Advising

Welcome to the Kinesiology Advising home page. We are happy to have the opportunity to work with you regarding your academic and career plans. If your last name begins with A-K, Cassie Meinert will be your academic advisor. If your last name begins with L-Z, Amy O'Neill will be your academic advisor. Our role is to assist you with registration and class selection, provide you with information about campus resources, discuss career interests, and help prepare you for life beyond the U of I.

We are located in 155 Freer Hall and can be reached via e-mail at (Cassie) or (Amy) or via phone at 217-333-2461. In the Advising Office you will find a student friendly space which includes a study table, two computers with internet access, as well as informational postings throughout the office.

If you are a current Kinesiology student you will also receive a weekly e-newsletter, titled Kinesiology Advising Announcements. Make sure to read through the e-newsletter for exciting opportunities and important deadlines.

Please note that pre-registration appointments are mandatory for all Kinesiology students.

Feel free to stop in to say hello or with general questions as needed, we are happy to help!

Kinesiology Advising Office Hours

Kinesiology Advising Office Hours – 120 Freer
Pre-registration appointmentys only

Advisors are meeting with Kinesiology majors only at this time.  Please log into your Advisor’s calendar at
to schedule a meeting if you have not already done so.

Registration Resources

Useful Kinesiology Resources

Student Forms

Preparing For Your Future

General Career Resources

Careers in Kinesiology

American Kinesiology Association Career Center

Career, Professional and Graduate School Internet Resources

The Career Center

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Health Careers

Preparing for Graduate School

Graduate School Resources 

GRE Information

Writing Your Personal Statement

The Road to Becoming a Healthcare Practitioner

List of Accredited Program Websites

Physical Therapy Accredited Programs

Occupational Therapy Accredited Programs

Physician Assistant Accredited Programs

Allopathic Medicine (MD) Accredited Programs

Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Accredited Programs 

Accredited Chiropractic Colleges

Athletic Training Entry Level Masters Programs

Nursing Accredited Programs

Dental School Accredited Programs

Optometry School Accredited Programs

Orthotics and Prosthetics Accredited Programs

Post-baccalaureate Medical/Health Preparation Programs

Naturopathic Medicine Accredited Programs

Kinesiology Graduate Programs

Sport Management Programs

Podiatric Medicine Accredited Programs

Master of Healthcare Administration Accredited Programs

Master of Public Health Accredited Programs

Centralized Application Services

*ATCAS (Athletic Training)

*PTCAS (Physical Therapy)

*OTCAS (Occupational Therapy) 

*CASPA (Physician Assistant)

*AMCAS (Allopathic Medicine)

*AACOMAS (Osteopathic Medicine)

*AADSAS (Dentistry)

*OptomCAS (Optometry)


Building Your Experience

Local Opportunities

CPR Certification Classes

International Service Learning

Centers for Disease Control Physical Activity Guidelines

Gap Medics – Pre-health Internships Abroad

Job/Internship Resources

Premier Health & Fitness Resources

Health Professions - Jobs Plus


Sports and Live Event Jobs

NCAA Careers in College Athletics

US Olympic Committee Internships

indeed one search. all jobs.

Additional Search Engines

Physical Education Resources

Illinois Education Job Bank

Illinois Certification Testing

Council on Teacher Education


American Sport Education Program - Coaching Certificate

Driver Education Endorsement Information

Directory of Regional Offices of Education

Sports Performance/Personal Training Resources



Velocity Sports Performance

EFT Sports Performance

Fitness Related Training Certifications

* American Council on Exercise

* National Academy of Sports Medicine

* American College of Sports Medicine

* National Strength and Conditioning Association

* Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association

* International Sports Sciences Association

* Personal Training Certification Institute