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Department of Kinesiology Academic Advisors

Undergraduate Exercise Science & Public Health Advisors

Appointments with the Undergraduate Exercise Science Advisors can be made online using the TimeTrade links below. Undergraduate Exercise & Public Health Advisors also host a walk-in Thursday (more information below).

The Undergrad Exercise Science & Public Health advisors are housed in Pickard Hall in the CONHI Advising Center, 1st Floor Room 119, just east of the elevator lobby. Please let the front desk receptionist know you are a Kinesiology Exercise Science or Public Health student.

BS in Exercise Science and BS in Public Health

Last Names A-L

Advisor: Chad Fuchs
Email: cfuchs@uta.edu
Book Online here: Mr. Fuchs' TimeTrade

Last Names M-Z

Advisor: Megan Vargas
Email: mvargas@uta.edu
Book Online here: Ms. Vargas' TimeTrade

Walk-In Thursday for Undergraduate Exercise Science and Public Health Students

Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. current students may walk-in for advising without an appointment on a first-come, first-served, subject to capacity basis.

Procedure for Walk-In Thursday:

  • Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the CONHI Office of Enrollment and Student Services (the advising area) and closes when the last appointment of the day has been filled. You will need to sign in with your UTA ID number.
  • Upon arrival, sign-in at the receptionist's window. After selecting a time slot, students are welcome to leave and return to the Office of Enrollment and Student Services (the advising area) ten minutes prior to their selected time to allow time to sign-in on the computer near the receptionist's window.
  • Be on time! If you are not present at your scheduled time slot you will lose your chance to meet with an advisor.
  • Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Once capacity is reached for the day, Walk-In-Thursday may be closed. Arrival prior to 3:30 p.m. does not guarantee you will be seen if capacity is reached before the designated closure time. Students are encouraged to sign in early to avoid having to return at a later date.

Undergraduate BA KINE / PETE Advisor

Appointments with the BA in Kinesiology / PETE advisor can be made online using the TimeTrade links below, or by calling the Kinesiology main office at 817-272-3288. The BA KINE / PETE advisor is housed in the Maverick Activities Center (the same building as the Department of Kinesiology main office).

BA in Kinesiology (includes PETE)

Advisor: Dr. Abu Yilla
Email: abu@uta.edu
Book Online here: Dr. Yilla's TimeTrade

Graduate Kinesiology Advisors

Masters in Exercise Science

Advisor and Director: Dr. Mark Ricard
Email: ricard@uta.edu
Advising by appointment only

Masters in Athletic Training

Advisor and Director: Dr. Paul Krawietz
Email: pkrawietz@uta.edu
Advising by appointment only

PhD Kinesiology

Please see the website for PhD Kinesiology for contact information.

Before your Appointment

  1. Have a list of questions prepared to ask your advisor.
  2. Familiarize yourself with your degree plan and start putting together an idea of what you want to take for the following semester.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the Department of Kinesiology course requirements.
  4. Make arrangements to be on time to your advising appointment. Students who are late may be rescheduled.