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School of Kinesiology


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OFFICE 112 Long Fieldhouse
TELEPHONE 225-578-2036
FAX 225-578-3680

For information regarding the GRADUATE PROGRAM, click here. 

CURRICULA:

  • Athletic Training
  • Kinesiology
  • Sport Administration

The School of Kinesiology (KIN) provides undergraduate and graduate programs for students interested in the art and science of human movement and in the business of sport. Undergraduate curricula are offered in athletic training, kinesiology, and sport administration. Concentrations in the kinesiology curriculum include sports studies, fitness studies, human movement science, and K-12 health and physical education. Concentrations in the sport administration curriculum include sport commerce and sport leadership. Graduates pursue careers in K-12 educational settings, health and fitness programs, sport agencies and businesses, and professional programs such as allied health and medicine.

The School offers three bachelor’s degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and the Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration. Requirements for each follow.

Admission into the School of Kinesiology for the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Students wishing to enter the School of Kinesiology must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • 24 earned semester hours with a 2.50 cumulative and LSU GPA;
  • English proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001  (ENGL 1004 );
  • Math proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in MATH 1021  and MATH 1022 ; and
  • Biology proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1201 , BIOL 1208 , BIOL 1202 , and BIOL 1209 .

Students intending to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training must be selected for admission after meeting the minimum departmental and degree criteria. Because of a limited number of clinical education sites, meeting all criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the professional (clinical) phase of the degree program.

Admission Requirements in Athletic Training include the following:

  • Completion of the Pre-Professional Orientation Meeting prior to obtaining the 100 hours of observational clinical experiences with the LSU Athletic Training staff. Dates and times for each meeting are available on the School of Kinesiology website or by contacting the Director;
  • Evaluation of performance during observational experience;
  • Grade of “B” or better in KIN 2503 ;
  • Interview with program faculty;
  • Ability to comply with the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training’s technical standards, with or without accommodation, which establishes the essential qualities considered necessary to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer. A copy of the technical standards can be found on the School of Kinesiology website;
  • Completion of a physical examination through the LSU Student Health Center (forms obtained in the Pre-Professional Orientation Meeting);
  • Favorable completion of an application packet provided by the Athletic Training Program Director after completing the Pre-Professional Meeting. The deadline to submit the application packet is 12:00 pm on the second Thursday in April. It must be addressed to the Athletic Training Program Director.

Completion of Degree

A degree in Athletic Training is conferred when the following conditions have been met:

  • Completion of 125 hours with cumulative and LSU averages of 2.5 on all work taken, with no grade less than “B” in specialized academic courses;
  • Successfully demonstrated competence/mastery of knowledge and skills as mandated by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE);
  • Successfully meet all academic and clinical requirements set forth by the program in Athletic Training;
  • Completion of the final 25 percent of the program in residence in the College of Human Sciences and Education on the LSU campus;
  • Completion of the appropriate approved curriculum;
  • Proficiency in written and verbal expression.

Special Program Requirements and Academic Probation/Dismissal

All students admitted to the Professional Phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program must adhere to the program retention policies as stated in the Athletic Training Student Handbook. The following policies apply to all students admitted to the Professional Phase:

  • A student who drops below a cumulative 2.50 GPA after being accepted to the Professional Phase of the program will be placed on academic probation during the following semester. The student may apply for re-entry after raising the cumulative GPA to 2.50 or better. Approval for re-entry is not guaranteed;
  • A student who receives a grade lower than a “B” in any Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training course will be required to retake the course. Students may repeat a course once to achieve a “B” grade, but they will not be permitted to continue in those courses that require the deficient course as a prerequisite;
  • A student who fails to maintain the required GPA, violates policies on established clinical site requirements, or violates codes of moral/ethical conduct may be dismissed from the Professional Phase of the program. (See current policies in the Athletic Training Student Handbook).

Any student requesting readmission to the Professional Phase must follow the appeal process as outlined in the current Athletic Training Student Handbook.

Students graduating with the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification (BOC) athletic training certification examination in order to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

Admission into the School of Kinesiology for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Students wishing to enter the School of Kinesiology Bachelor of Science degree program must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • 24 earned semester hours with a 2.50 cumulative and LSU GPA;
  • English proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001  (ENGL 1004 );
  • Math proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in MATH 1021  and MATH 1022 ; and
  • Biology proficiency–advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1201  and BIOL 1202 .

Students intending to concentrate in Health and Physical Education Certification must meet the above minimum criteria and have acceptable scores on the PRAXIS I or minimum ACT composite of 22 or minimum SAT composite of 1030 to be formally admitted to the Health and Physical Education Certification Program. Admission of students to upper division professional education courses (3000 level and above) is restricted to students who have been formally admitted to the College of Human Sciences and Education.

Completion of Degree

A degree in kinesiology is conferred when the following conditions have been met:

  • Completion of a minimum of curriculum with cumulative and LSU averages of 2.50 on all work taken, with no grade less than “C” in specialized academic courses and concentration courses
  • Completion of the final 25 percent of the program in residence in the College of Human Sciences and Education
  • Completion of the appropriate approved curriculum
  • Proficiency in written expression

Admission into the School of Kinesiology for the Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration

Students wishing to enter the School of Kinesiology Bachelor of Science degree program in Sport Administration must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • 24 earned semester hours with a 2.2 cumulative and LSU GPA;
  • English proficiency - advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001  (ENGL 1004 );
  • General Education Math proficiency - advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in six hours of Analytical Reasoning including at least one math course; and
  • General Education Natural Science proficiency - advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in three hours of General Education Natural Science.

Completion of Degree

A degree in sport administration is conferred when the following conditions have been met:

  • Completion of curriculum with cumulative and LSU averages of 2.2 on all work taken, with no grade less than “C” in specialized academic courses and concentration courses
  • Completion of the final 25 percent of the program in residence in the College of Human Sciences and Education
  • Completion of the appropriate approved curriculum
  • Proficiency in written expression

 

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