College of Human Sciences & Education

 

We are CHANGEMAKERS. Are you?

We are on a mission, and we need your help. Here, we impact lives.

In our ever-changing world, every interaction is a chance to make an impact. In CHSE, we are not side-line sitters; we are heart changers and we leave an imprint – not a light one, but one that alters the landscape, challenges minds, forges new futures and reimagines the status quo.

Whether we’re educating the next generation, counseling a family, training physically, organizing big data, or leading organizations…we impact lives. So, we’re calling on you to join us. Someone out there needs you. Answer the call.

GEAUX CHANGE LIVES

OUR PROGRAMS

From Kinesiology to Information Studies, our programs are diverse. Whether your goal is to enhance student learning, promote health and wellness, help strengthen families, heal and care for people, or develop better workplaces, the College of Human Sciences & Education has a degree program for you.

A Journey Across the Lifespan

100+

CHSE graduates are employed in K12 education

- -2020/21 graduating student survey

56%

CHSE graduates are continuing their education with advanced degrees in physical therapy, social work, medical school, law, nursing, and sport administration

- -2020/21 graduating student survey

Endless opportunities.

This is your time. Your success at LSU - and after you graduate - is our top priority.

The College of Human Sciences & Education knows that some of the most important lessons happen outside of the classroom – when you apply your knowledge in real settings helping real people and organizations. We have built-in internships in every major. Want to study abroad? Our faculty are passionate about creating experiences in Thailand, England, and Italy to enhance your studies and expose you to global ideas.

CHSE Student Success

Research with impact.

Our research spans the entire lifespan.

The college is home to four centers and institutes – the Early Childhood Education Institute, Healthy Aging Research Center, Leadership Development Institute, and Social Research & Evaluation Center which was recently named a Louisiana Board of Regents Center of Research Excellence.

See how our research makes positive impacts for communities

Featured News

Louisiana faces a significant challenge with childhood obesity, ranking among the highest in the country , leading to severe health issues in children. LSU Kinesiology Professor Senlin Chen, PhD, and his team have secured a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The three-year, $450,000 project, named ProudMe (Preventing Obesity Using Digital-assisted Movement and Eating), aims to implement a novel obesity prevention intervention in Louisiana schools. This important research directly supports LSU's Scholarship First agenda, particularly in biomedical research and discovery, and ensures LSU is meeting "the challenge of improving the state's health outcomes head-on."

Cultural heritage institutions, including galleries, libraries, archives and museums, or GLAMs, are being impacted by climate change. About 56 percent of these institutions reported increased damage to collections due to water or moisture between 2017-2019. Of that damage, about 10 percent was the result of natural disasters. As storm season ramps up in the south, LSU researchers reached a significant milestone in a research project aimed at assisting our nation's historical/natural/scientific/cultural collections remain safe and intact.

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education named Alex Garn, PhD, as interim director of the LSU School of Kinesiology. Garn will begins this role immediately, following the retirement of Director Melinda Solmon, PhD.

LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED, honors the exceptional research and scholarship of two LSU faculty as Distinguished Research Masters each year. In addition, the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School sponsor the Distinguished Dissertation Awards presented to two doctoral students whose research and writing demonstrate superior scholarship.

Six LSU faculty members have been selected to receive Rainmaker awards this year by the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, or ORED. These faculty members show outstanding research, scholarship and creative activity for their respective ranks and disciplines.

Mackenzie Roberts Beasley, a Shreveport native and 2018 graduate, helped uncover a piece of Louisiana history - long-lost Mardi Gras footage of the 1898 Rex parade. A family friend, who was the historian for Rex, asked Beasley for help finding any Mardi Gras Rex parade footage. Beasley, an audiovisual archivist, searched through Internet databases and even called friends for help.