Kinesiology Associate Professor Garn receives Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Wyoming's College of Health Sciences


LSU College of Human Sciences & Education School of Kinesiology Associate Professor Dr. Alex Garn received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award from the University of Wyoming’s College of Health Sciences, Division of Kinesiology and Health.

This award is awarded annually to an alumna or alumnus for making a significant contribution in one or more of the related fields of kinesiology, health, athletic training, or physical and/or health education.

Dr. Garn was honored during the College of Heath Sciences award ceremony on October 17, 2015 in Laramie, Wyoming. 

Dr. Garn received his Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Wyoming in 2000. He then went on to complete his PhD at Indiana University in 2007. As a current faculty member at LSU, he has taught many courses, including Qualitative Research in Kinesiology, Curriculum Construction in Physical Education, and Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity.

Dr. Garn is currently involved in several editorial board appointments with the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, and the Journal of Advanced Academics. He has also held leadership positions in The American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group - Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education and the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

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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.

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