The Department of Kinesiology (KIN) academic advisers can assist prospective and undergraduate students interested in the KIN department and its activities. Please contact our office assistant, DeAnn Pitman, at 515-294-7548 or to schedule an appointment or stop by 203 Forker between 8:00 - 11:50 a.m. and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Janessa Boley
Janessa Boley
0205 Forker Building
534 Wallace Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-4008

Jessica DeWall
0207 Forker Building
534 Wallace Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-4008
Mary Meier
Mary Meier
0223 Forker Building
534 Wallace Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-4008
Lisa Phillips
Lisa Phillips
0225 Forker Building
534 Wallace Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-4008
Heather Robinson
Heather Robinson
205 Forker Building
534 Wallace Road
Ames, IA 50011-4008
Marsha Wissink
Marsha Wissink
0201 Forker Building
534 Wallace Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-4008

Resources for Current Students

Academic resources:

Academic calendar

Academic Success Center (tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching)

ISU Catalog (courses and programs)

Academic Planning Information:

Degree audits

Changing your major

Adding a minor

Calculating your GPA

Academic probation

Registering for classes

Taking courses in other schools

Course registration resources:

Schedule of classes

Class Schedule Planner

Humanities and social sciences courses

How to Register (Video)


Student Accessibility Services

Student Counseling Service


If you were unable to find what you need, try visiting the ISU academic advising site for further resources and information.

Adviser Assistance

The main responsibilities of kinesiology academic advisers are to:

  1. Assist in the student's intellectual and professional/career development.
  2. Help the student sharpen decision-making skills.
  3. Provide guidance in the integration the student's academic program with future professional and career goals.

The adviser assists the student in the development of an academic program and semester-by-semester plan which not only meets the student's career objectives but also will meet the requirements to graduate from the chosen curriculum.

Student responsibility. It is the responsibility of the student to know and understand the requirements for his/her degree and to maintain a plan with the adviser to ensure all requirements are completed according to the schedule desired by the student.

Adviser Assignments

Upon entering the department, each student is assigned an adviser who will work with them during their duration in our department.  This adviser will assist students with general university policies and procedures and university facilities and services, as well as early career exploration and professional development.

Career/Internship Assistance

Career exploration, career planning, and job search services are also provided through kinesiology advisers. Refer to the careers page for more details.