Advising and Academic Resources

Students are strongly advised to consult their academic advisors about the content and sequence of their curriculum, especially where the choice and sequencing of electives are concerned.

Peer Advising

Our Kinesiology Peer Advisors can help you with questions about your classes, your schedule, and other commonly asked questions. The Peer Advisors are available for walk-in appointments in Totman 130A.

Spring 2015 Walk-In Peer Advising Hours:
Location: Totman 130A

Monday: 2-6PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 -11AM & 4-6PM
Wednesday: 8-10AM & 4-6PM
Friday: 9-11AM

Looking to declare your major as Kinesiology?

Please attend one of these meeting dates and fill out the New KIN Major Application (form to the right of this page).

All meetings are held in Totman 153 from 6-7PM:

March 24th - Tuesday
March 26th - Thursday
April 7th -Tuesday
April 16th  - Thursday

**You are required to attend a meeting and turn in a complete application before you will be considered for entry into the Kinesiology major**

Meet with an academic advisor

Need help with the following?

  • Evaluating transfer credits
  • Enrolling in the kin major
  • Getting prior approval for future coursework
  • Obtaining graduation clearance
  • Questions about academic status, re-entry into the kin major, academic dishonesty
  • Making a plan for after graduation

Sign up for an advising appointment:

Make an appointment with Rebecca Thibault.

Rebecca Thibault: Book Now!
Office Location: Totman Room 130B
Office Hours:
Monday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00pm

Make an appointment with Dr. Rife.

Dr. Frank Rife: Book Now!
Office Location: Totman Room 109
Office Hours:
Wednesday: 2:30-5:00
Thursday: 2:30-5:00

Appointments are in 20-minute increments and can be scheduled a minimum of 1 hour in advance and up to 14 days in advance. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Thibault at 413-577-0131.

Graduate Advising

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Jane Kent-Braun
Tel.: 413-545-9477

Additional Advising Contacts

SPHHS Academic Dean’s Office
Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean
Adrian Grace
125 Arnold House
413-545-6883 (Phone)
413-545-0501 (Fax)

Additional Academic Resources

Community Service Learning
Five College Interchange
Graduate Student Handbook
Graduation Information
Learning Commons
Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies
Study Abroad
Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction