According to the World Health Organization, the field of health promotion teaches people "to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health." The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion is designed to enable students to become skilled in the discipline of health promotion, and provides two concentrations depending on whether they intend to work in a clinical or non-clinical environment.
Bachelor of Science Curriculum
The B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Promotion consists of a 120 semester-hour curriculum that includes general education requirement (GER) courses required by the University, content area coursework in Kinesiology, and supporting coursework specific to the student's chosen concentration.Health and Fitness Concentration
The Health and Fitness Concentration prepares graduates to work as exercise specialists and/or within management of community health/fitness programs, hospital/wellness programs, and the sports industry. Many of our students delay entering their careers until completion of a graduate degree in exercise science or sport management.
The Clinical Concentration prepares graduates for acceptance to graduate school programs in exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing. It also prepares graduates for careers in related areas such as athletic training, massage therapy, chiropractic, cardiac rehabilitation, and physician assistant. It is specifically intended for students who which to practice in a clinical environment.
Pursuit of the Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education degree requires undergraduate admission to Louisiana Tech University. As a selective admissions university, Louisiana Tech maintains minimum requirements for admission. As these requirements vary depending upon your circumstances you should consult the Louisiana Tech University admissions website for more detailed information on admission requirements.
Students transferring to Louisiana Tech University may apply undergraduate coursework from other universities towards a degree at Louisiana Tech. For more information on transfer credit please see the admission's transfer admission page or contact the department office.
If you plan on graduating at the conclusion of the coming quarter you must register for graduation.