OUSA now has an email Help Line for your questions. It is monitored 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

  •  For general questions, email kines.ousa@umich.edu
  •  To email a specific staff member/advisor, email kines.ousa@umich.edu and add the advisor's name in the subject field. You can also use the email links listed for each OUSA staff member below.

Thank you for helping OUSA efficiently manage your requests!

Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs (OUSA)

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is now the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs (OUSA)!

OUSA advises Kinesiology's current and prospective undergraduate students on matters relating to admissions, orientation, registration, curriculum, internships, career planning, and graduate school preparation. OUSA can also provide referrals for guidance and counseling, health issues and disabilities, financial concerns, and more.

We can help! Our goal is to guide and counsel students throughout their academic career. We strive to present a one-stop, student-friendly environment designed to meet all student needs.

Questions? Suggestions? Please let us know!

Shannon Hennessey, Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs
1126 Observatory Lodge
(734) 647-2696

Questions/concerns about advising, administrative or procedural policy; referrals by another staff member; drop/add assistance; petition assistance; academic advising.

Schedule an appointment
Ask Shannon a question

Annie Poling, Office Administrator
1128 Observatory Lodge
(734) 764-4472

Class registration and transcript issues; appointment scheduling; University policy and procedure questions.

Schedule an appointment
Ask Annie a question

La'Joya Orr, Recruitment Coordinator/Advisor
1163 Observatory Lodge
(734) 647-2693

New student recruitment, including cross campus transfers, freshmen, and transfers; marketing; Ambassadors; academic advising; degree audits.

Schedule an appointment
Ask La'Joya a question

Jen Oza, Advisor
1145 Observatory Lodge
(734) 764-4473

Pre-health advising; academic advising.

Schedule an appointment
Ask Jen a question

DeWoyne White, Advisor
1120 Observatory Lodge
(734) 647-2697

Academic advising.

Schedule an appointment
Ask DeWoyne a question

Kathy Kern, Advisor
2114 Observatory Lodge
(734) 763-9461

Pre-health graduate school advising, in relation to curricular advising, course selection, concentration exploration, strengthening one’s academic record, activities, volunteer experience, and research, and timing of graduate school tests.

Schedule an appointment
Ask Kathy a question

Sport Management majors previously advised by Chris Firlik will now be divided as follows:

  • Students with last names beginning with letters A-I will be advised by Jay Basten (Sport Management Lecturer; jbasten@umich.edu).
  • Students with last names beginning with letters J-Q will be advised by Kelli Donahue (Sport Management Lecturer; kjdonahu@umich.edu).
  • Students with last names beginning with letters R-Z will be advised by Tom George (Health and Fitness/Sport Management Clinical Assistant Professor; trgeorge@umich.edu).

Please e-mail your advisor to schedule an appointment. And, as always, you may also talk to any faculty member you feel comfortable with about academic matters.

Pre-health students previously advised by Donna Pikula:

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Audits, Attestations, Certifications

  • If you have questions about an audit, attestation, or certification, please contact Ginny Reese (vjreese@umich.edu).

We’re also excited to begin our search for a dedicated, full-time Career Services Coordinator position that will enable us to significantly expand our career and internship services for both undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology students.Until this position is filled, please work with the U-M Career Center.


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