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Join Us for Geauxing the Distance with Kinesiology

The LSU School of Kinesiology is hosting a scholarship-focused, researc conference and open house to celebrate the restoration of the Huey P. Long Field House. This event highlights how the renovations to the Huey P. Long Field House are catalyzing school scholarship and research endeavors in support of the LSU Pentagon.

purple and gold confetti and men and women cutting a purple ribbon in front of the Huey P. Long Field House

The inaugural research symposium, Geauxing the Distance with Kinesiology, celebrates the newly renovated, cutting-edge laboratories and classrooms in the Huey P. Long Field House, home to the LSU School of Kinesiology. The two-day event will feature research seminars, laboratory tours, a poster session, and sessions to support doctoral students with their dissertation research projects.

BATON ROUGE - The LSU School of Kinesiology is hosting a scholarship-focused, research conference and open house to celebrate the restoration of the Huey P. Long Field House. This event highlights how the renovations to the Huey P. Long Field House are catalyzing school scholarship and research endeavors in support of the LSU Scholarship First Pentagon. The two-day event includes a student-led research poster session and research seminars by thought leaders in exercise physiology, motor behavior, pedagogy, and athletic training/sports sciences. We will also provide guided tours of the newly renovated laboratory and classroom spaces during this event. 

Time Session Location
8 a.m.

Welcome Session
College of Human Sciences & Education Dean Roland Mitchell

Room 1201

8:30 a.m.

Exercise mimetics: Can a pill provide the health benefits of exercise?
Dr. Scott Powers, Distinguished Scholar, Department of Health Sciences, Stetson University

Room 1201

9:30 a.m.

Catastrophic Sports Injuries: the Intersection of Data, Community Partnerships, and Prevention
Dr. Kristen Kucera, Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science and Director, National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Room 1201
10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break & Laboratory Tours

Laura F. Lindsay Ballroom
1:30 p.m.

Developmental Cascades: How Sitting and Walking Shape Opportunities for Social Interaction and Communication in Infancy
Dr. Jana Iverson, Professor of Physical Therapy and Associate Dean for Research, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University

Room 1201
2:30 p.m.

Scaling up Research: Lessons Learned in Studying K-12 Physical Education
Dr. Ang Chen, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Health & Human Sciences, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Room 1201
3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break and Breakout Sessions

Laura F. Lindsay Ballroom
4 p.m.

Lightning Talks (Graduate Student Finalists)

Room 1201
5 p.m.

Poster Session & Reception

Laura F. Lindsay Ballroom


Time Session Location
9 a.m. Advancing a Competitive Research Program Panel Discussion Room B0223
10 a.m. Funding for PhD and Beyond Breakout Sessions Room B0223
11 a.m. Closing Remarks Room B0223

RSVP to Attend

You may register for a portion of the symposium or both days. 


Parking Information

To view parking information for the LSU campus, please visit the Parking and Transportation website. We recommend the Union Square Parking Garage. Visitors will take a short walk past the Union, Quad, and Campus Mounds to the Huey P. Long Field House. 

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you to our event partners, Provost Roy Haggerty and the Provost's Fund for Innovation and Research, and to the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. We also extend our thanks to the organizing committee: Brian Irving (Chair), Nicholas Fears, Rebecca Hirschhorn, and Samantha Kennedy.

President Tate's Scholarship First Agenda: LSU's fierce drive for excellence is rooted in our mission to impact and serve Louisiana—providing pathways to higher learning, addressing critical problems through ground-breaking research and discovery, and bettering the lives of citizens in every parish. Louisiana is at the center of many of our nation’s core challenges and opportunities because of our geography, culture, and economy.  LSU— through the collaborative teamwork of all of our campuses—will create solutions essential to the future of our state and nation. As identified by President Tate during a state-wide listening and learning tour, we have the people and expertise to solve problems related to food and fiber production, health, our coast, defense, and energy, and to realize the many opportunities they present. But our commitment doesn’t stop here. Our vision is aspirational, and we embrace the responsibility of ascending to our potential. In service to our state, LSU is committed to achieving excellence in all areas—for our students’ success and to elevate Louisiana for the benefit of all. 

Biomedical: Every endeavor we undertake is contingent upon our health. With eight institutions spanning Louisiana and all levels of higher education and research, LSU is well poised to help meet the challenge of improving the state’s health outcomes head-on. We will bring together top talent and resources, ranging from clinical research to artificial intelligence. Together with our partners, we will pursue National Cancer Institute designation to ensure that sustained, premier cancer care and research are accessible for every Louisianan close to home.  Learn more.

About SOK

The LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK) advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement. SOK offers a BS, MS, Online MS, PhD, and two certificate options. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. SOK is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Information Studies, the School of Kinesiology the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, and the School of Social Work. CHSE has two model demonstration schools, the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool, enrolling birth to age four and the University Laboratory School enrolling Kindergarten through grade 12. The college also has four centers and institutes: the Early Childhood Education Institute, the Healthy Aging Research Center, the Leadership Development Institute, and Social Research & Evaluation Center. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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