At the School of Kinesiology at UL Lafayette, we are involved with caring for active populations in the treatment and rehabilitation of the injured or ailing. We have diverse interests that all work together in research to improve the quality of health for South Louisiana.
We offer two bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. The Bachelor of Kinesiology has four available concentrations.
- Kinesiology-Athletic Training
- Kinesiology-Concentration in Exercise Science
- Kinesiology-Health and Physical Education, Grades K-12
- Kinesiology-Concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness
- Kinesiology-Concentration in Sports Management
We also offer a Master of Science in Kinesiology with two available concentrations:
- Exercise and Sport Science
- Health Promotion, Recreation and Sports Management
We have 1,000 students in the School of Kinesiology and graduate about 200 students every year. Our graduates are actively working in Acadiana’s regional hospitals, physical therapy and occupational therapy clinics, fitness and wellness centers, Miles Perret Cancer Services, and more. Our alumni also provide athletic training services at 16 regional high schools and UL Lafayette.
Our students have the opportunity to intern with professional sports teams, including the Louisiana Ice Gators professional hockey team. We are the only school within a 200-mile radius with access to professional experience with a professional hockey team.
School of Kinesiology students are highly involved in community outreach, volunteering for health-related organizations and activities. Last year, the Kinesiology Professionals Association (KPA) student organization raised $60,000 for the Kinesiology majors’ scholarship fund. Our students provide medical assistance and coverage at local events, such as the Susan G. Komen and American Heart Association walks and Cajun Man Triathlon. Because of their exceptional commitment to their profession, KPA was named Student Organization of the Year and Dr. Brian Campbell received the Advisor of the Year award in 2013-2014.
Our school is nationally recognized and accredited by National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Sport & Physical Education (NASPE) and the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).The School of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.