Special Programs


Online Learning Opportunities

Numerous courses taught in the Department of Health and Human Sciences are regularly offered as 100 percent online. All courses are Internet supported and several are offered as blended course options (50 percent online-50 percent face-to-face) giving students much more flexibility.

Interactive Physical Activity Lab (I-PAL) 

ipalThe Family and Consumer Sciences program provides healthy and fun physical activity as well as nutrition education for children in the community while giving students an opportunity to participate in real-world research.



Contact Information:

Dr. Holly Kihm
Program Coordinator
Location: White Hall 108A
Phone: 985-549-5693
Email: holly.kihm@southeastern.edu

Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant

The Social Work Program, through a Federal Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant, administers several projects aimed at strengthening child welfare services in Louisiana. The grant provides stipends to social work students interested in working in the field of public child welfare. In addition,the grant sponsors initiatives to recruit and retain foster and adoptive parents in the region.

Contact Information:

Dr. Corie Hebert
Program Director
Location: White Hall 114A
Phone: 985-549-2187
Email: corie.hebert@southeastern.edu


Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy (LCWTA)

The Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy (LCWTA)is a partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, the Pelican Center for Children and Families, and the University Alliance comprised of seven university partners within the public schools of Social Work in Louisiana. The University Alliance members include Southeastern Louisiana University (lead), Northwestern State University, Southern University Baton Rouge, Southern University New Orleans, Grambling University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Discovery Project

The Discovery Project, supported through the Social Work Program, is a family resource center providing services to families in Southern Louisiana. Services include family education classes, case management, family and youth mentoring, supervised visits, life skills training, transportation, and many other services designed to strengthen families. 

Contact Information:

Laura Martin
Program Director
Location: 1000 N. Morrison Blvd. Ste. F
Hammond, LA  70402

Phone: 985-543-4726
Email: laura.martin-2@southeastern.edu