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EIU Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies

KSS Student Ambassador Program

Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students who represent the Kinesiology & Sports Studies department in a variety of on and off-campus recruitment and retention efforts. Selected Ambassadors are expected to participate in the program for two full semesters. Under the guidance of the department chair, Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate in EIU open house events, college visit days and regional university recruitment fairs. Information and the application form can be found  here

KSS Club (PETE Club)

The KSS Club is a registered student organization open to all students in the major concentration areas of: Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), and Sports Management.  The club meets 3 times during the fall and spring semesters.  The club has professional meetings as well as social events.  Each major concentration area may meet more times per semester as determined by each of the separate groups. Click here to visit the KSS Club website.


As a student within the Kinesiology and Sport Studies Department, you are eligible for a number of Exercise Science specific scholarships at Eastern Illinois University. The application period is in early Spring of each year. Scholarships are awarded each year at the Annual Awards Banquet in April. Every year the Kinesiology and Sport Studies Department awards more than 14 scholarships to our wonderful students. For more information please click the following link

Academic Advising

Students in the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies should meet with their academic advisor each semester.  This provides guidance in selecting the courses required toward graduation and is how you obtain your alternate pin number to be eligible to register.  Mrs. Colleen Kattenbraker handles advising for all K-12 students.  Her email address is and her office is located at 2220 Lantz.  A sign-up sheet is on her office door for summer/fall advising appointments.


edTPA Assessment Handbook September 2015

edTPA Understanding Rubric Level Progressions October 2014

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Contact Information for Kinesiology and Sports Studies

Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies

2506 Lantz Building
Charleston, IL
(217) 581-2215
Fax: (217) 581-7973

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