American Kinesiology Association recognizes outstanding student leadership & academic accomplishments


Three students in the School of Kinesiology (SOK)—one undergraduate, one master’s student, and one doctoral candidate—won awards from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA), highlighting the school’s hardworking and talented students at all levels.

AKA offers four different awards: Scholar Awards at three levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) and a graduate student writing award. AKA is an organization of over 140 kinesiology departments housed in colleges and universities nationwide, promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and works to advance its many applications. 


KEllyKelly Simonton, a master’s student involved in physical education and the theories of motivation, has been awarded the Master’s National Scholar Award



FarnetCourtney Farnet, an undergraduate in fitness studies, received the Undergraduate Scholar Award.




ForemanJeremy Foreman, doctoral candidate researching head coach dismissal decisions, is the recipient of the Student Writing Award.

He also received an Doctoral Scholar honorable mention. 





About SOK
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. 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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