Kinesiology Instructor Dailey teaches 40 local teens about the importance of wellness


Forty students from Tara High School visited LSU's campus on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to learn about kinesiology, human movement, and physics while engaging in fun bowling activities facilitated by Kinesiology and Physics instructors in conjunction with the LSU Upward Bound program.

Deborah Dailey, School of Kinesiology Instructor, taught the students which muscles are primarily used in bowling and proper exercises and stretches to work those muscles. Dailey demonstrated the activities and the students participated with her.

An important part of the College of Human Sciences & Education’s mission is improving the quality of life across the lifespan. The School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations. Dailey exemplifies the college and schools missions by volunteering her time at this unique opportunity to reach beyond LSU’s gates, improving the quality of life for local teens and teaching them the importance of wellness.

The high school students visited LSU as part of the college preparatory program LSU Upward Bound, which was established in 2012. The LSU Upward Bound program provides comprehensive guidance to students at Tara High School. These students are part of the Academic Year Saturday Academy, where they participate in 24 Saturday sessions on LSU’s campus during the academic school year. The sessions include supplemental instruction, workshops, group dynamics, team building, tutoring, test preparation, academic counseling, mentoring, campus tours, and assessment. Participants receive academic advising, tutoring, college and career counseling, and social and cultural enrichment

“I know first-hand that it changes lives.  I want that for others,” said Stephanie Givens, director of Upward Bound.

According to Givens, Upward Bound is an early intervention program that effectively assists students in grades 9-12 who have "college potential" but often do not recognize or understand their academic and career options beyond high school.  Upward Bound identifies, recruits, and helps first-generation youth with financial need prepare for higher education.  The program’s objective is to holistically motivate and provide students with the comprehensive skillset needed to obtain a college degree.



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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.

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE 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 Leadership and Human Resource 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 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.