Academic Advising

In order to provide effective, timely, and accessible academic guidance to our students and to help with retention, the School of Kinesiology has a strong advisee program.  An academic advisor is assigned to each of the undergraduate year levels.  Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to plan their curriculum, discuss postgraduate study and career options, as well as to seek support for a variety of academic concerns.  All student degree audits are reviewed after Fall grades are submitted and those considered at risk are contacted in January and advised on how they might proceed to improve their status. This review is completed again when Winter grades are submitted.
If you are a graduate student please contact the appropriate advisor listed in the table below.

Note, if immediate attention is required and your advisor is unavailable, one of the other advisors may be able to assist you.

 Kinesiology Advisors


Student Group


All first (1st) year students 

Dr. Taryn Klarner

All second (2nd) year students

Dr. Eryk Przysucha

All third (3rd) year students, transfer students, co-op program inquiries, and study-abroad inquiries.

Leanne Smith

All fourth (4th) year students

Dr. Ian Newhouse

All MSc (thesis) students

Dr. Kathryn Sinden

All MSc (course-based) and GDip students

Erin Sargent