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Department of Kinesiology & Health Science

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Community Health
The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health prepares graduates to work in multiple health-related settings such as hospital-based clinical wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, public and private health agencies, and non-profit organizations, as well as others. The core areas of study include Process courses which addresses the fundamental skills and techniques and understanding essential for health educators.  This section includes courses of study in foundations, theories and methods (e.g., Health Communication, Social Marketing, Media Advocacy, Coalition), Program Planning and Evaluation, Worksite Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health. The content area provides the basic knowledge of the environment, nutrition, drug and sex education, health aspects of aging, and terminology.  The fitness component provides the basic theoretical background for fitness and wellness, and the opportunity to engage in physically active lifestyle. Completion of B. S. in Community Health prepares individuals for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. For additional information about CHES, visit the CHES website.

The program requires each individual to select one of six concentrations which include:

  • Non-Profit Leadership, a specialty certification for those interested in management of nonprofit organizations
  • Health Behavior, enhanced study of health focusing on human behavior resultant health decisions making and practices
  • Physical Activity for those individuals desiring expertise in fitness and wellness venue and well as strength and conditioning, designed to comply with the American College of Medicine's Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) or Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist  and  or National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • PrePhysical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy, which fulfills the prerequisite for the LSU Health Sciences Center admission to Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs.
  • Health Fitness Management (Minor in Business Administration)
  • Health Communication (Minor in Public Relations)

In addition, the department has an articulation with Bossier Parish Community College's Physical Therapy Assistant Program and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Community Health*. A vigorous Physical Activity is provided to all students on campus to expand and promote a more physically active lifestyle in courses such as yoga, golf, badminton or swimming.
Community Health Curriculum Sheet


Physical Therapy Assistant Program Curriculum Sheet

Military Science is housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
The senior ROTC program at LSU Shreveport is voluntary. Successful completion of ROTC will qualify students who desire to serve their country to be commissioned as officers in the Army (on active duty), the U.S. Army Reserve or the Army National Guard upon graduation. Students may minor in but not major in Military Science.

Community Health BPCC PTA
Non-Profit Leadership
Health Behavior
BPCC OTA w/ Community Health
Physical Activity
PrePT/OT