LSU Kinesiology Cadaver Lab Student Teaching Assistants Accepted to Multiple Health Programs Nationwide

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) feels honored to be able to highlight ROCKSTAR Kinesiology Cadaver Lab Teaching Assistants who have been accepted to MULTIPLE health programs across the nation.

Our students are second to none -- and this surely shines through in the ways that they aim to #GeauxChangeLives each and every day. Please join us in congratulating the students featured below on their outstanding hard work and numerous health program acceptances.


Rachel holding her certificate

"My time at LSU has been very enjoyable and allowed me to meet so many amazing people. I'm thankful for all the opportunities and experiences LSU has afforded me as well as the professors who've helped me along the way."Rachel Cretini

Rachel Cretini

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Prairieville, Louisiana

DPT School Acceptances: Medical University of South Carolina, University of Utah, LSU Health Science Center New Orleans, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, University of North Florida

Biography: Cretini is grateful for the valuable education that she has received at LSU, which has set her up for success on the journey to be accepted into physical therapy school. Cretini states that the support of her LSU professors has ensured that she will prosper in her future career. One of her favorite experiences in her time at LSU was the cadaver lab courses and becoming a TA for the lab. After graduation, Cretini plans to attend the Medical University of South Carolina in the pursuit of becoming a physical therapist.

Headshot of Lauren Dale"Being an LSU student has shown me what it means to bleed purple and gold. Louisiana State University has provided me with abounding opportunities to connect, learn and grow as a young professional."Lauren Dale

Lauren Dale

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Central, Louisiana

PA School Acceptances: LSU Health Science Center Shreveport, Samford University, Harding University, Oklahoma State University

Biography: Dale has remained dedicated to both her education and membership in multiple student organizations while majoring in Kinesiology at LSU. Between her involvement as the President of the Pre-Physician Assistant Collegiate Society and becoming a Teaching Assistant for the human cadaver lab, she has spent her time as a Tiger preparing for her bright future as a physician assistant. Dale expresses great enthusiasm as an LSU Tiger through her consistent commitment to school spirit and representing her university through academics. Dale plans to attend LSUHS after graduation and become a physician assistant in the class of 2026.

Headshot of Katie Haydel"This university has provided me with invaluable experiences, shaping me into a more capable and compassionate future healthcare professional, contributing to my confidence as I enter the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at LSU Health Shreveport beginning this May."Katie Haydel

Katie Haydel

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Houma, Louisiana

DPT School Acceptances: LSU Health Science Center Shreveport (with scholarship), LSU New Orleans, Texas Woman’s University in Houston, and the University of South Alabama

Biography: Haydel expresses gratitude for her time at LSU, as she has gained both a deepened understanding of anatomy while developing essential teaching, communication, and leadership skills as a Gross Anatomy and Human Cadaver Lab Teaching Assistant. Haydel's involvement spans both across campus as a member of Chi Omega Sorority, as well as internationally through her medical and dental mission to Guatemala with Global Brigades. Haydel will begin the pursuit of her DPT at LSU Health Shreveport in May.

Headshot of Rylie Neal"Thanks to the resources and supportive faculty at the School of Kinesiology, I have been accepted to the Medical University of South Carolina where I will continue my academic pursuit to receive a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies."

"I am proud to have taken part in the legacy of tradition and excellence that LSU possess, but most importantly, I am walking away with profound confidence in my abilities to foster a successful career."Rylie Neal

Rylie Neal

Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Houma, Louisiana

PA School Acceptances: Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Alabama

Biography: Neal reflects back on her last four years at LSU with both honor and gratitude for the innumerable experiences that the university has provided her in furthering both herself and her education. Neal's most memorable times as an LSU student include serving medically underserved communities in Belize, dissecting and researching anomalous discoveries found in human cadavers, and participating in Greek Life as a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Neal states that her time at LSU has forged lifelong connections and instilled personal growth. She will attend the Medical University of South Carolina in order to receive a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.