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LSU Partners with Local Big Buddy Summer Camp

06/18/2013 04:14 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education’s School of Kinesiology has partnered with the Big Buddy Program’s local summer camp to provide both LSU and Big Buddy participants with valuable interaction and learning experiences. Twenty-four students enrolled in KIN2577-Health and Physical Education for the Elementary School will partner with 22 Big Buddy children ranging from Pre-K to fourth grade, to participate in a series of P.E. classes taught by Emily Beasley.

Beasley, who is responsible for the partnership, said the course is beneficial to LSU students by providing them with valuable field experience hours, which are required of all physical education majors. This partnership is a unique opportunity for the enrolled students because these field experience hours are included in the curriculum of the course.

At the end of the course, students will complete a lab based on their observations and experiences during the course. LSU students enrolled in the course can also apply the hours they’ve earned in this course to other classes.

The P.E. classes are structured to be inclusive and focus on positive team and technique building.

The LSU School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement. Visit the School of Kinesiology at

The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of LSU. Formed in 2012, the college brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Human Resources Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer seven undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,600 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs. Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at

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