Cal Poly Pomona

Welcome to the Department of
Kinesiology & Health Promotion (KHP)

KHP Department Chair

Dr. Perky Vetter

Welcome to KHP


Welcome to the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department! You have chosen a great major that will lead you to an incredible career in a variety of settings. Our main goal is to facilitate a timely graduation for you while providing a quality education in the field of kinesiology and health promotion. Regardless if you’re an entering freshman, an entering transfer student, or if you’re already a CPP student and are changing your major, we’re glad that you made the decision to join the KHP Department. Here’s what to expect during your time with us:

  1. If you’re a “change of major” student (a current CPP student who changed from another major), you will meet one-on-one with the Department Chair. If you’re an entering freshman or transfer student, you will meet with the department chair in a group setting, most likely during Summer Orientation. At this meeting, you will receive the name and contact information of your academic advisor.
  2. You will be invited to come to a meeting/lunch for all KHP majors, staff, and faculty at the beginning of Fall Quarter. This will be a time to meet and get acquainted with others from the KHP dept.
  3. You will receive this student handbook during KIN 201 class. Just about everything you need to know about how to get that diploma is provided in this handbook.
  4. You will meet one-on-one with your academic advisor for the Initial Advisory Meeting. You will create an individualized graduation plan or Graduation Plan prior to your meeting so that your advisor can review it. After your Initial Advisory Meeting, you will be required to check-in with your advisor at least once a year (once a quarter is best) during the Spring Quarter Check-In (this is required).
  5. You will be given an opportunity to join the KHP Club. The KHP Club is a great way to network and socialize with other KHP majors. Also, the KHP Club provides experiences for professional growth and development.
  6. You will enroll in KIN 201: Professions in Kinesiology & Health Promotion in order to help you choose which track that you would like to follow. The primary purpose of this class is to provide guidance and direction regarding which of the myriad of career opportunities in the kinesiology and health promotion fields that you would like to pursue.
  7. You will be invited to participate in the KHP Club’s Annual SportsFest, where KHP students and faculty get together and participate in a variety of sporting events for some healthy competition with other student clubs on campus as well as other KHP majors from other CSU campuses.

We’re excited to have you join us and hope that your experiences with KHP will be rewarding.
We look forward to seeing you at Graduation

KHP Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 869-2768
Location: 66-212

KHP Student Services Office - Advising information & petitions
Location: 66-203        Phone: (909) 869-2766

The Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department is a member of the
American Kinesiology Association.