Charity Bryan named Physical Education Alumna of the Year from UAB


LSU’s Dr. Charity Bryan has been chosen as the University of Alabama Kinesiology Program’s 2015 Physical Education Alumna of the Year for her excellence throughout her professional career.

Bryan is the College of Human Sciences & Education’s Associate Dean for Distance Learning and Professional Education, and an Associate Professor Professional Practice in the School of Kinesiology.

Bryan received her PhD in Kinesiology from LSU, her MA in Physical Education from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her BS in Physical Education from Samford University.

Prior to her appointment in CHSE, she had seven years of service at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While at UL Lafayette, she served as assistant professor, department head, and finally as associate professor and director of the School of Kinesiology.

Most recently, she served as the inaugural director of LSU Online. In this role, she was responsible for providing vision and leadership to LSU Online in the development, implementation and operation of expanded online offerings, ensuring compliance with SACSCOC, Federal and Board of Regents standards for online instruction, and leading a team of instructional designers as courses are developed and refreshed.

She also worked as an instructor and departmental wellness coordinator in the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at Samford University.

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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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About CHSE
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.

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