Learning Communities

Learning community experiences

There are two Kinesiology learning communities:

  • Freshman Learning Community
  • Transfer and Change of Major Learning Community

Each of these communities give students experiences beyond the classroom that:

  • Increase students’ knowledge about career choices through activities such as field trips, speakers, and club meetings with professionals from the field.
  • Foster connections between new students and other people in their major through activities such as working with peer mentors, attending social events with other new freshmen, and having lunch with faculty members.
  • Encourage leadership and professional development through activities such as attending club meetings, doing service-learning activities, volunteering, and participating in Kinesiology-related campus activities such as the Blood Drive, Relay for Life, and Dance Marathon.

Participation details

Housing: The Kinesiology Learning Communities are not residential. Students may live anywhere and participate.

Participation: Students will engage in field trips, service-learning activities, KIN class activities, as well as campus and community activities to explore career interests, gain experience, and network with relevant programs and people. The freshman learning community activities are embedded in the freshman orientation class, KIN 253.

Fees: The learning communities do not charge extra fees for field trips, study groups, leadership activities, or social activities, so come join the fun!

Peer mentors

Students participating in the learning communities are assigned a personal mentor. Peer mentors are upper-level Kinesiology students who want to help you get off to the best start possible!

Mentors:

  • Run study groups for difficult classes.
  • Help students figure out the Blackboard Learn systems.
  • Invite students to attend club meetings and campus activities with them.
  • Answer any questions students have about ISU or majors.
  • Assist with the introductory courses.
  • Assist with registration and course selection.

Meet your Freshman Learning Community peer mentors

Meet your Transfer Learning Community peer mentors

 

  • Contact Information

    Freshman Community Adviser
    Kyle Holtman
    holtman@iastate.edu
    515-294-3427

    Jenny Gibbs
    Transfer Community Adviser
    jgibbs@iastate.edu
    515-294-3100

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    Questions? Email Us!
    515-294-7838

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