School of Kinesiology | Here to Win

Here to Win

They are leaders in their fields, from doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers, to PE teachers, athletic directors, and sport facility managers. LSU’s School of Kinesiology is one the most comprehensive programs in the South. Apply today. LSU is Here to Win

Get in the Game

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The School of Kinesiology offers undergraduate degrees in athletic training, sport administration, and kinesiology. Kinesiology has four concentrations – human movement science, fitness studies, health and physical education teacher certification, and sport studies. Students in our major may live on campus with like-minded peers in our residential college, they also have access, as undergraduate students, to the cadaver lab. No matter your concentration, our faculty mentors are dedicated to helping you reach your goals.

 

Be a part of our program

Your Future Home | Cypress Hall

 

 
 

 

Positive Outcomes

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Dr. Elizabeth (Kip) Webster is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology. Her research examines school-based programs that target positive health-related outcomes, such as reducing childhood obesity. Dr. Webster researches the relationship between physical activity, motor skill competency and academic achievement to promote more inclusion of physical activity into the school day, as well as school and state policies that directly relate to improving pediatric health.

Breaking Ground

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Brandi Johnson and Alissa Marks, both students in the LSU Athletic Training Program, spent their summers interning for NFL teams. Brandi was one of the first two females to ever work with the Detroit Lions football athletic training staff. Alissa was the first and only female athletic training intern work for the Saints. 

Brandi'S STORY

Alissa's Story

 

Empowering You 

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"The LSU kinesiology program gave me the strong academic foundation necessary thrive in the fitness industry for the past seven years. The curriculum and support of the professors gave me the skills and confidence necessary to become a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, coach, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. I'm forever grateful I chose to study kinesiology at LSU as it prepared me for a successful career in helping others be their best through fitness."

 

School of Kinesiology alumna Emily Cook Harris (2009), founded EMPOWERED NYC, a team of fitness and lifestyle coaches that specialize in total health transformations that donates 10 percent of net proceeds to supporting scholarships for young girls in the developing world.

 

 

Life-changing Research

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Kinesiology professors Dr. Neil Johannsen and Dr. Ray Castle are investigating factors associated with heat-related illnesses and other conditions. Drs. Johannsen and Castle are collecting real-time longitudinal data from wearable and ingestible biosensors with various men’s and women’s sports.  The overarching goal of the research is to amass data to guide changes in training regimens, equipment, and rules to assure the present and future health of athletes in sports.  

 

RESEARCH LABS