This week, the Louisiana Board of Regents voted to approve a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology for LSUA.
The new degree will offer students a comprehensive foundation in kinesiology and an opportunity to concentrate in three specialty areas including Health and Physical Education (Leading to a K-12 Teaching Certification), Sports Management and Administration, and Health and Fitness Studies.
Dr. Melissa Parks and Dr. Julie Gill, LSUA’s two full-time kinesiology faculty members, developed the degree’s curriculum.
“Over the past several years we have had numerous students express interest in and support for the new degree, so we are happy that this is now a reality and available to LSUA’s current and prospective students,” says Dr. Eamon Halpin, LSUA vice provost and associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Current students who are enrolled in the existing BGS Kinesiology concentration and now wish to switch to the new degree should consult either Dr. Parks or Dr. Gill.