Frequently Asked Questions
How do I appeal a grade?
How do I request a substitution for or override into HPS 1000?
All substitution and override requests for HPS 1000 should be submitted to Advising Coordinator Abby Dawson via e-mail.
How do I declare a major in the Exercise and Health Science or Sport Management?
How do I find out who is my Academic Advisor?
Also, your Academic Advisor is listed on Owl Express. All new students seeking academic advisement should contact our Advising Center, via e-mail, when they officially declare their major of study. The Advising Center will assign each new major a faculty advisor.
How do I request an override into a closed course?
Examples of Insufficient Grounds for Override Requests
Be aware that students are constantly adding and dropping courses; therefore, it is likely that you will be able to enroll in a class through the drop/add process. If you feel you meet the criteria for an override, please contact your advisor who may submit legitimate override requests to the Department Chair.
How do I request an override when I receive a prerequisite, major, or other error?
If you are denied registration to an open class that you believe you should be allowed to take, contact your advisor. In an e-mail report the registration error you received and explain why you think you should be able to enroll in the class (for example, you have taken an equivalent of the required prerequisite course that the system does not seem to recognize). "I think I can handle the class" is not an acceptable explanation if you do not meet the course prerequisites. When in doubt, contact your advisor.
How do I request a course substituion?
Course substitutions are handled through your major advisor, and the procedures for submitting overrides differ by department. Contact your advisor to request the override, and he/she will tell you the exact procedure. For substitutions that involve courses from other institutions, use the Registrar's Transfer Articulation System to see if a course you have taken has been substituted at Kennesaw State before. Submit substitution requests as soon as possible (please, do not wait until just before graduation before submitting substitution requests), and never assume that a course will substitute for a Kennesaw State course.
How do I request to take a course for the third time or more?
Whom should I contact to request to be added to a closed class outside of the Department?
Contact the appropriate Department office for the specific course you are trying to add.
Whom should I contact to request to be added to a closed class within the Department of ESSM?
Contact your advisor. For non-majors seeking HPS 1000, we ONLY accept requests from graduating seniors. Contact our Advising Center to request an override.
Where can I find more information on the M.S. in Applied Exercise and Health Science graduate program?
Visit the M.S. in Applied Exercise and Health Science website.
I am returning to school, whom do I need to see?
If you are a returning student or have been formally admitted to KSU, contact our Advising Center for the specific degree program in which you are interested.
If you are new to KSU you should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to begin your application process.
Where is the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Science (HPS)?
In 2012, the HPS Department was reorganized to create two new departments: Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management and Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education.
Does KSU offer a Physical Therapy Program?
KSU does not offer a degree program in Physical Therapy. However, students often attend KSU majoring in either Exercise and Health Science or Biology. Following completion of this degree, students have successfully applied to various Physical Therapy Schools. All Physical Therapy degree programs in Georgia are now at the DPT level ("doctorate"). There are six Physical Therapy programs in Georgia.