The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers seven undergraduate degrees.
The Athletic Training Program (AT) is designed to provide a comprehensive, progressive educational and clinical preparation for a career in athletic training. Through didactic and clinical education experiences, each student shall develop competency in the following practice domains of athletic training:
Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
Immediate and Emergency Care
Treatment and Rehabilitation
Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being
Education forms and documents for students pursuing a degree in Athletic Training under the department of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
The Health Education and Promotion program at Southeastern Louisiana University is the only program of its kind in south Louisiana. The purpose of the Health Education and Promotion program is to prepare students to work in the field of public health. Students will have an opportunity to work with nationally known faculty, participate in student research, and travel to professional conferences. Graduates of our program receive the prerequisite knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. What is a health education specialist?
Students completing the B.S. in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education complete the requirements for Louisiana teacher certification in both Health and Physical Education K-12. Students in this major may also pursue add-on certification in Adapted Physical Education or other content areas.
The BS in Kinesiology (Exercise Science concentration) provides a strong science-based academic preparation for students who wish to pursue study in physical therapy or occupational therapy. This undergraduate program is also an appropriate choice for students who seek fitness-based careers, particularly those in clinical settings, such as cardiac rehabilitation.
The BS in Kinesiology (Fitness and Human Performance concentration) is designed to prepare students for careers in fitness and exercise specialties. Graduates seek employment in personal training, corporate fitness/wellness, and strength and conditioning coaching. It also provides entry requirements for most occupational therapy programs.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management prepares students both for graduate studies and employment in a variety of sport and recreational settings, playing a role in economic, sport, leisure, and fitness of the region.
Southeastern Louisiana University students are in a geographical location that encourages practical experience. The University is roughly 45 miles away from New Orleans, the home of the New Orleans Saints, Voodoo, Pelicans, and the New Orleans Sport Foundation. Likewise, Baton Rouge is roughly 35 minutes from the campus and offers a variety of recreational and sport businesses where students can gain valuable experience. Baton Rouge offers the nationally recognized Baton Rouge Recreation Department, Youth and Adult Soccer Leagues, and the Baton Rouge Sports Foundation.
Sport management professionals can be found working in a number of settings within the fields of sport and leisure/recreation. Some settings for employment include:
Professional, Collegiate, and Amateur/Olympic Sport Organizations
YMCA's and Municipal Recreation Departments
Private clubs (i.e. tennis or golf)