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To schedule an appointment with your assigned KINES advisor:

  • Log into Starfish and click on “Home”.
  • Find “My Success Network” in the navigation pane. This will show you all your instructors and advisor. You can make an appointment with your advisor from their individual profiles.
  • Click Schedule Appointment link. The calendar (left-hand side) will show dates with open appointment times. Days in bold-face are the ones available for scheduling.
  • Click the + icon next to the appointment time that fits your schedule.
  • Select a Reason for the appointments.
  • Type a detailed description for the meeting to help the advisor best prepare for the meeting.

Once you create the appointment Starfish will send you an email confirming the appointment and will also send you a reminder closer to the appointment time. Your “Dashboard” will show the new appointment you have created.

Late appointment policy:

If you are more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled advising appointment, you will be asked to reschedule.

This policy serves as a reminder to be respectful of fellow students' time. Advising appointments are in high demand and can be difficult to schedule. A "no-show" deprives another student the opportunity to meet with their advisor and takes away from advisors' time to assist students.

To cancel the appointment:

  • Click the “x” in the upper right of the appointment block on your Dashboard. If you do need to cancel, please do so well in advance and give your advisor some reasons why the appointment is being canceled.
  • Please give 24 hours advanced notice.

If you have trouble scheduling an appointment through Starfish, please try clearing your web browser history and refreshing your screen or try a different web browser. Students can make appointments with any advisor in the Kinesiology Advising Center. Use the “Services” function in Starfish to search for Health & Human Development - Kinesiology and Athletic Training Advising.

Students can also review the Drop-in hours that vary each week for 10 minutes or less conversations or questions.


Current Pre-Major Students in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD_PMAJ) are assigned to and work with Advisors in the Center for Student Advising and Engagement located in 5 Henderson Building. Students exploring any major in the College of Health and Human Development should schedule advising meetings with an advisor in the Center for Student Advising and Engagement.


Prospective Students and Families interested in the KINES major at University Park can contact the Student Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator at 814-865-2600 to schedule a time to meet and visit the campus and college.


Students should make every attempt to work with their assigned adviser at their current campus.