The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers the following undergraduate degrees.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree prepares students to pursue a variety of career opportunities in public health, health care, population health and other health science related industries. Coursework focuses on evidence based public health strategies to prevent chronic disease and promote community population health. Graduates will be prepared with a solid undergraduate foundation to pursue further graduate study and/or professional degrees in pre-health, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, public health, and athletic training. Additionally, it provides students with the skills and competencies of the Certified Health Education Specialist.
- Flexible curriculum for students completing requirements for admission into physical therapy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, public health, and athletic training programs
- Nationally recognized faculty
- Research opportunities
- Opportunities to attend professional conferences
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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 athletic strength and conditioning. 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)
The sport management degree program has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), located in Fort Collins, CO, USA: The sport management programs in the following degree are accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Southeastern Louisiana University.