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How we shine...
One of the first undergraduate exercise science programs to be CAAHEP accredited
Our exercise science students join the nationally-recognized National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)
Who to contact in Kinesiology
Dr. Ken Alford,
Department Head

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Kinesiology
Master of Science (M.S.), Exercise Science

About Kinesiology...
With four distinct concentrations at the undergraduate level (Exercise Science, Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy, and Fitness and Sports Industry), the department is one of the oldest on the ULM campus. As the times have changed, so has the Kinesiology program - transitioning from a primarily service-oriented, activity-based program to a content, research-driven curriculum with opportunities for students to enter careers vitally needed to winning the fight against childhood obesity and Type II diabetes in children and adults, as well as returning individuals to fully-functional lifestyles in cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy fields.

What you can do with this degree:
Fitness, Health Promotion, Physical Education (K-12), Physical Therapy, Recreation, Sports

"My favorite ULM memories are filled with the amazing variety of people I've met"
-Nate Brown,
Kinesiology Major

Our graduates have gone on to work at
24-Hour Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Athletic Republic, Bally's Fitness, Baptist Health, Christus Schumpert, Fitness Together, Halliburton (Fitness Center), Kentwood Water, Methodist Children's Home, National Football League

Where have our students gone on to graduate school?
ULM - Exercise Science, St. Augustine, Texas Women's University, Duke University, Sacred Heart University, University of South Alabama, LSU, Auburn, California Baptist University, University of Arkansas, University of Texas

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • Students are placed in internships at schools, hospitals, wellness facilities, physical therapy sites, and sport-related businesses
  • Kinesiology faculty and students provide coaching to area youth teams, support to athletic training services at the high school and college levels, and teaching throughout the region as physical education instructors and pedagogy specialists.

Get involved beyond the classroom:
The Association of Students in Kinesiology (A.S.K.), Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity

Where are our faculty's interests?
Childhood Obesity, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Women's Health, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports and Fitness

The Department of Kinesiology's undergraduate exercise science concentration was one of the first to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).