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Academic Resource Center

Professional advisors are available to review TCU core, major and minor requirements, provide guidance and support and refer students to University resources.

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During the freshman and sophomore years, you will be advised by a staff member in the Harris College Academic Resource Center. The only exception to this is for students studying athletic training, who will meet with Dr. Jevas, the Athletic Training Program director.

During the junior and senior years, you will be assigned to and meet with a faculty member for advising. Even though advising is mandatory only for the first four semesters, we strongly encourage students to meet with an advisor at least once per semester to ensure that you are making the correct class choices, are aware of all the career options that your major offers, and have someone to help you when problems arise with your degree plan.

Meet with your advisor during the advising period that precedes enrollment every semester to ensure you are ready to enroll once your enrollment time arrives. If you’re not sure who your advisor is, contact Elizabeth Pettijohn,

Athletic Training– ATTR

Health and Fitness– HEFI

Movement Science- MOSC

Physical Education– PEAL

Physical Education– Strength & Conditioning– PESC


Advising Forms

The following information is provided so you can become more familiar with the core requirements and your specific degree plan prior to meeting with your advisor. Each of the six degree plans and majors has the same kinesiology core requirements; however, the foundations, emphasis and associated requirements are different for each major. None of these courses may be taken on a pass/no credit basis. Remember that, in order to earn a bachelor of science degree from TCU, the following four general requirements must be met:

  • 124 hours of coursework
  • 42 upper division hours (30000 and 40000 level courses)
  • Complete the TCU Core
  • Complete the specific requirements for your major

A minor is not required in kinesiology, but you may pursue a minor in any area that sparks your interest!

Download sample advising forms here:

Course Sequencing

When planning your course sequence, keep in mind that some courses are offered only in the fall semester, and others only in the spring semester. Certain courses should be taken during your freshman and sophomore years, while others can follow later. In order to help you with planning the course sequencing for your entire four-year degree, we have provided the following guidelines and suggestions. Your actual degree plan may vary based on advice from your advisor, transfer courses, summer courses, etc.

Click on the links below to download a copy of the recommended course sequence.