BS in Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and the practice of helping people understand how their body performs, how to maintain proper physical health, and how to maximize their body's potential. 

Concentrations are available in the following areas:

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Fitness Studies
The Fitness Studies concentration is designed for students interested in careers related to health and human performance.

Career opportunities: personal training, strength and conditioning, corporate wellness as well as hospital, government and community-based fitness settings.

 

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Human Movement Science
The Human Movement Science program is designed for students pursuing entrance into various medically related fields.

Career opportunities: Occupational Therapy School, Physical Therapy School, Physician’s Assistant Programs, Dental and Medical Schools, among others.

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Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification
This concentration leads to certification for teaching in Louisiana and most other states, preparing a student to teach grades K-12 in physical education and health as well as coach in a variety of settings.

Career opportunities: K-12 physical education and/or health teacher, sports coach.

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Physical Activity and Health
The Physical Activity and Health concentration is designed for students interested in areas of study such as physical activity behaviors, community health and wellness, mental health, drug and alcohol education, global health, healthy lifestyles, health advocacy, social determinants of health, and special populations.

Career opportunities: Government agencies (local, state, regional, or federal), Health communications, Hospitals and clinics, Non-Profit health organizations (e.g., American Heart Association), Medical sales, Universities, and Volunteer agencies

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Pre-Athletic Training
The Pre-Athletic Training Concentration at LSU is a limited admissions program designed to prepare students for a successful career as a highly qualified health care professional.

Career opportunities: Athletic Trainer

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Minors in Kinesiology
The LSU School of Kinesiology offers three minors: Coach Education Minor, Health Sciences Minor and Sports Studies Minor.