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Welcome from the Director

The LSU School of Kinesiology is a national and international innovation leader in research, instruction and community engagement. Our faculty are global leaders who advance the science and management of human movement across the lifespan, exploring its influence on health, wellness, quality of life, community development and business.

The School of Kinesiology is one of the most popular majors at LSU offering diverse, multi-platform, high-quality programs in Kinesiology, Sport Administration and Management, and Athletic Training. Undergraduate students can pursue a BS in Kinesiology that includes five different concentrations (Exercise Science & Human Performance; Human Movement Science; Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification; Physical Activity & Health; Pre-Athletic Training) or a BS in Sport Administration that includes two concentrations (Sport Commerce; Sport Leadership). Graduate students can pursue a MS in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, or Sport Management as well as a PhD in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise Physiology; Motor Behavior; Behavioral, Psychological, & Pedagogical Sciences; or Sport Management. LSU School of Kinesiology graduates work in a wide variety of careers in areas such as allied health, business, medicine, fitness, sport, education, and government. If you want to geaux forward towards awesome careers in health, fitness or sport, the School of Kinesiology is the place for you!

John Nauright, PhD
Director and Karen Wax Schmitt and Family Endowed Professor
School of Kinesiology

Land Acknowledgement

The School of Kinesiology would like to acknowledge the Indigenous history of Baton Rouge, and more broadly, Louisiana as part of our responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and affirm Indigenous culture, history and experiences. We recognize the communities native to this region including the Caddo Adai Indians of Louisiana, Biloxi Chitimacha Confederation, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Choctaw Nation, Coushatta Tribe, Four Winds Cherokee Tribe, Muscogee (Creek), Point au Chien Tribe, Tunica Biloxi Tribe, United Houma Nation, and others whose memories may have been erased by violence, displacement, migration, and settlement. We thank them for their strength and resilience as stewards of this land and are committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual differences, including the Indigenous peoples of our region.

Statement of Support for Louisiana French Culture and Heritage

L’État de Louisiane est unique aux États-Unis en tant que foyer de cultures qui se sont maintenues dans la langue française pendant des générations. L'École de kinésiologie honore cette tradition comme une partie importante de la région que nous servons.