Undergraduate Program

Academic Advising

Current Health and Exercise Science students click HERE to schedule an appointment with an Academic Success Coordinator. If you are unsure of your assigned advisor, see "Advising by Appointment."

Transfer and prospective students, please email the Academic Success Coordinator at: chhs-hes_asc_advisors@mail.colostate.edu to set up an appointment. See section below on transfer and prospective students for more information.

**It is the student's responsibility to complete all required courses necessary for their undergraduate degree.

Change of Major into HES

Interested in changing your major to HES, please contact hes_asc_advisors@mail.colostate.edu


Advising by Appointment

Academic Success Coordinators

FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE (0-59 credits) HES students who are looking for general academic advising and further information about the HES major and department should schedule an appointment with one of our HES Academic Success Coordinators. Academic Success Coordinators advise students according to their last name.

  • Last names beginning with A-D: Tami Boday
    Schedule an appointment with Tami Boday click HERE
  • Last names beginning with E-L: Mark Barry
    Schedule an appointment with Mark Barry click HERE
  • Currently on temporary leave: Tara Holloway
  • Last names beginning with M-S: Diana Kircher
    Schedule an appointment with Diana Kircher click HERE
  • Last names beginning with T-Z: Karri Smith
    Schedule an appointment with Karri Smith click HERE

Spring 2017 DROP IN HOURS for Academic Success Coordinators
(Freshmen and Sophomore students)**

**Sign in at the HES front office, room 220B Moby Complex, please view MAP

  • Karri Smith: Mondays 10-12 p.m.
  • Tami Boday: Tuesdays 9-11 a.m.
  • Diana Kircher: Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.
  • Mark Barry: Thursdays 2-4 p.m.

Faculty Advisors

JUNIORS AND SENIORS (60 credits and above) who are looking for general advising should schedule an appointment with a faculty member.

Brian Butki, Senior Teaching Assistant Professor
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Butki see the sign-up sheet posted outside his office suite. Room B 100 "Youth Sport Camps" office.

Wendy DeYoung, Senior Teaching Instructor, Coordinator for Practicums and Internships for Health Promotion
Schedule an appointment with Wendy DeYoung see the sign-up sheet posted outside her office. Room B 215H.

Ryan Donovan, Instructor
Schedule an appointment with Ryan Donovan see the sign-up sheet posted outside his office. Room B 215F.

Kathy Hutcheson, Senior Teaching Instructor, Concentration Director for Sports Medicine
Schedule an appointment with Kathy Hutcheson see sign-up sheet posted on her office door B 215G

Kimberly Burke, Director, Adult Fitness Program
Schedule an appointment with Kimberly Burke by emailing her kimberly.burke@colostate.edu

Cathy Kennedy, Associate Professor, Concentration Director for Health Promotion and Assistant Department Head
Schedule an appointment with Cathy Kennedy see sign-up sheet posted on her office door B 205C

Tiffany Lipsey, Instructor, Assistant Director Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory
Schedule an appointment with Tiffany Lipsey by emailing tiffany.lipsey@colostate.edu


Open Advising

The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers two weeks of "Open Advising" each semester (in October during the Fall and April during the Spring) to assist students in mentoring, graduate school information and course selection. Schedules will be posted and updated each semester.

Open Advising Dates and times for Spring Semester 2017:

April 3rd – 14th
Monday – Thursday 10-2 p.m.
Friday 10-12 p.m.

Advising appointments are not necessary during this open-advising period. Students are asked to come prepared with their class selections written down. Open Advising is open to HES Students who have completed more than 30 credit hours and have at least a 2.0 cumulative CSU GPA. If you are a HES Freshman, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Success Coordinator.

Please view MAP


Transfer Students

Transfer students are asked to have previous transcripts either officially reviewed by the Registrar's office or unofficially reviewed by the Transfer Student Center prior to making an advising appointment in our department. After this process is complete, students can schedule an appointment with an Academic Success Coordinator.

If you are attending a Community College or University and would like to see how your coursework will transfer to CSU www.transferology.com is a great resource. Use this website along with a HES curriculum check sheet to see how your coursework could potentially transfer to CSU.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Advising?
Open Advising is designed for students with 30 completed credits or more and have at least a 2.0 cumulative CSU GPA. Open Advising occurs during the first two weeks after registration opens.

How do I make an appointment with a faculty member?
Faculty members hold five hours a week for office hours, which are posted on their office doors. Please make an appointment with the specific faculty member you would like to speak with regarding advising. During Open Advising individual faculty advising appointments are limited.

How do I register for my classes?

  1. Bring your proposed list of classes or schedule and questions to your advising appointment.
  2. Freshmen will make an appointment to meet with their Academic Success Coordinator to get their advising code.
  3. Sophomores can attend Open Advising (see above) OR make an appointment with their Academic Success Coordinator to get their advising code.
  4. Juniors and Seniors should plan to participate in Open Advising which is offered each Fall and Spring semesters. Student with greater than 60 completed credits will not have advising codes.
  5. Log on to RAMWEB
  6. Click "registration"
  7. Follow the prompts

How do I get an advising code?

  1. Bring your proposed list of classes or schedule and questions to your advising appointment.
  2. Freshmen will need to make an appointment to meet with their Academic Success Coordinator to get their advising code. Codes will not be released via email.
  3. Sophomores can attending Open Advising if over a 2.0 cumulative CSU GPA (see above) OR make an appointment with their Academic Success Coordinator to get their advising code.

What do I do if a class is full?
An online, electronic waitlist enhancement is in place for all undergraduate, on-campus sections. This will allow students to 'waitlist' electronically for a space in a full section. Students must meet the prerequisites and section restrictions to sign up on a waitlist and then when a space becomes available, students will be notified via email (and text messaging if they have chosen this option) to register for the class. The student will have 24 hours to add the section. Students are not automatically registered for a class when a space becomes available.
As a student, you may also email the faculty instructor for your desired class. Faculty may still do Enrollment Limit overrides to allow students to register for a full class, but the final decision is left up to each faculty member. Most faculty are using the waitlist option to maintain fairness for students.

What is repeat/delete?
Repeat/Delete is an option for undergraduate students to repeat up to twelve credits or three CSU courses. The initial grade will remain on the transcript but only the new grade will be used in calculating your GPA. It is the student's responsibility to request a Repeat/Delete option from the Registrar's Office (Centennial Hall) before the W-drop period for the course.