Undergraduate Degree Requirements
The Department of Kinesiology offers undergraduate preparation in several emphasis areas that provide a good foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate education in a health care professional preparation program. While no particular major is required for these graduate programs, a degree in Kinesiology represents a good alternative for students targeting professional graduate programs. Undergraduate preparation in athletic training or exercise science provides the cognitive, practical skill base, and the opportunity for clinical experiences for entering into occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, or many other graduate health care education programs. Students wishing to pursue these types of graduate programs should be aware of specific course prerequisites professional programs may require.
Special Admissions Requirements for Students with a KNES Major
Admission to Upper Division require the following:
- Completion of all Freshmen courses in major.
- Completion with grades of “C” or higher in the following courses: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 .
- Adjusted GPA of 2.00 or higher for Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Sports Management majors.
- Adjusted GPA of 2.5 or higher for Athletic Training and Health and Physical Education (K-12) majors.
- GPA of 2.50 or higher in all HLTH, KNES and RECA courses in major area.
- Curriculum check sheet signed by both the student’s advisor and KNES department chair and submitted to the Office of Student Services, College of Education.
Course and GPA requirements:
- Grades of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses with a DIET, HLTH or KNES prefix.
- Graduating students must earn an adjusted GPA of 2.0 or higher and a 2.50 GPA or higher in HLTH and KNES courses in Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Wellness or Sports Management.
- Majors in Athletic Training and Health and Physical Education (K-12) require a minimum adjusted GPA of 2.5 or higher to graduate, along with a 2.50 GPA or higher in all HLTH and KNES courses in the major.
Requirements for Admission to the UL Lafayette Athletic Training Education Program
The UL Lafayette Athletic Training Program (ATP) exercises a competive and formal admissions policy.
All students wishing to enter the AT Program directly from high school or by transfer from another institution must first meet the admissions procedures and standards of the University. However, admission to the University as a Kinesiology major does not ensure admission to the AT Program nor progression into Athletic Training coursework.
The minimum requirements to be eligible for admission into the UL Lafayette ATEP are as follows:
- Adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher.
- A minimum grade of “C” in BIOL 110 , BIOL 112 , BIOL 220 , BIOL 221 , HLTH 100 , HLTH 101 ; and a grade of “B” or better in KNES 201 and KNES 230 .
- Completion of all Junior Division courses.
- Completion of UL Lafayette AT Program application forms, including completed physical examination by physician/ nurse practicioner, signed Technical Standards form, TB skin test, (Chest x-ray if positive TB test), current MMR/tetanus immunization, verification of Hepatitis B vaccination or signed waiver for Permission to View Health Screening Form, and a copy of current American Red Cross or American Heart Association/ American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons FirstAid and CPR certification.
UL Lafayette AT Program Applications forms may be obtained from the UL Lafayette Departement of Kinesology of the Departmental website at: http://kinesiology.louisiana.edu
- Kinesiology, Athletic Training, B.S.
- Kinesiology, B.S., Exercise Science Concentration
- Kinesiology, B.S., Grades K-12 Health and Physical Education Concentration
- Kinesiology, B.S., Sports Management Concentration
- Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Wellness Concentration, B.S.