Jenny Wells

By

College: Education

College of Education to Open Living Learning Program for Kinesiology and Health Promotion Majors

Published: Mar 19, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 19, 2014) — One of the fastest growing majors at the University of Kentucky — exercise science — will soon have its own Living Learning Program (LLP) dedicated to it.

 

Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP), a department in the UK College of Education, will open a Living Learning Program in August 2014.  This program will give students majoring or interested in exercise science, physical education, health education or other related fields the opportunities to learn, study and network with other students, faculty, staff and professionals who share their same career interests.

 

"Exercise science is one of the fastest growing majors at UK; this is a national trend," said Melody Noland, chair of the KHP department. "There is a growing interest in exercise, healthy lifestyles and athletics. Students who are interested in pursuing careers in physical therapy, physician's assistant school, medical school (KHP satisfies all of the pre-requisites needed for these programs), physical or health education, occupational therapy, exercise specialists and health promotion, choose this major.  With so many interested students, we wanted to offer a smaller community to help them connect and keep them at UK."

 

See video

Video Produced by UK Public Relations and Marketing.  To view captions for this video, push play and click on the CC icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.  If using a mobile device, click the "thought bubble" icon in the same area.

 

Located in Ingels Hall on south campus, the program will house about 60 freshmen, 20 sophomores, 6 peer mentors and a graduate assistant who will serve as program director. The proximity to the Seaton Center, where the majority of KHP classes are held, is just a short walk away.

 

Lindsay Kipp, KHP lecturer and coordinator of the LLP, says the program will offer both social and professional development opportunities for its students.

 

"For the social aspect, it will build a sense of community for the students by offering study groups, team building activities and meet-and-greets with students, peer mentors and faculty in KHP; we're going to let the students help with the planning of special events," she said. "From the professional development aspect, professionals in the field, such as strength and conditioning coaches, will visit the LLP and do demonstrations, or day-in-the-life types of events.  We'll also do physical activities such as yoga or group exercise, healthy cooking demonstrations, as well as field trips to potential job sites, like physical therapy clinics.  We want to engage the students by providing experiences in their potential careers."

 

The KHP LLP is one of two LLPs offered by the UK College of Education.  The other program, EdLife, is designed for future teachers.

 

"We will be sharing programs with EdLife," Noland said. "Since we're in the same college, both LLPs will be able to take advantage of the college's mentoring program. We're very excited for this fall."

 

"As a college, we take great pride in producing well-prepared health professionals, ready to join local and global efforts in addressing some of society's most critical needs," said UK College of Education Dean Mary John O'Hair. "The College of Education’s Living Learning Programs are a great choice for students eager to have additional hands-on learning experiences, interaction with faculty and upperclassman peer mentors, special courses connected with programs, and the chance to lead and teach others."

 

The KHP LLP is currently accepting housing applications for new students through April 1. More information is available at http://www.uky.edu/Housing/undergraduate/llp/KHP.html.

Interested students may also contact Lindsay Kipp (lindsay.kipp@uky.edu) or Melody Noland (mnola01@email.uky.edu).

 

Celebrating its 25th year on campus in fall 2014, the Living Learning Program at the University of Kentucky provides students with an environment to learn where they live and to live where they learn. The Division of Student Affairs Office of Residence Life, creators of the program, collaborated with academic and other student success partners to complement the classroom experience. Through Living Learning Communities and Residential Colleges, UK offers students an opportunity to live and learn together in an integrated academic residential environment.

 

This dynamic residential experience offers specialized programming, interactions with UK faculty and staff, and a supportive community that focuses on student success. The program has grown exponentially in recent years with 965 students participating in 13 programs this fall. Six more programs will be added in fall 2014, nine times more than in 2008.

 

For more information, visit http://www.uky.edu/Housing/undergraduate/llp/index.html.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jenny Wells, 859-257-5343; jenny.wells@uky.edu

 

14-03-19.jpg
September
 
1
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Labor Day - Academic Holiday
Mon
2
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Internship Info Session
Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
Tue
3
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street
Last Day to Add a Class
Last Day to Drop a Course with 80% Refund
UK Volunteer Fair
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Children of Men
LNFS Presents: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Black and Latino Male Initiative
Advance Your Swagger: A Night with Fonzworth Bentely
Thu
5
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa
Kentucky Volleyball vs. USC
LNFS Presents: Spirited Away
LNFS Presents: Mulan
Fri
6
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Football vs. Ohio
#maxfest (Ukirklex Campus Ministry)
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Creighton
Lets Swing Dance!
Sat
7
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Morehead State
Sun
8
Diversity Organization's Council
Kosher/Soul? (Jewish, African American & Appalachian culture Fuse)
Mon
9
Working Moms Connection
Job Club - Job Search Strategies for Fall
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Tue
10
Massage on the Go
College: Do the Right Thing- A conversation with Dr. Smith
The Future of Islam
LNFS Presents: Fight Club
Wed
11
9/11 Vigil
UKNABJ presents: Ferguson, Missouri: A look at media, politics and black youth in the U.S.
LNFS Presents: Mr & Mrs Smith
Duo Damiana, Molly Barth and Dieter Hennings
LNFS Presents: 22 Jump Street
Thu
12
LNFS Presents: Searching For Sugarman
LNFS Presents: Sin City
Fri
13
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Men's Soccer vs. ETSU
Sat
14
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Pepperdine
Sun
15
Kentucky Week Farmer's MarCat and Craft Fair
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Mon
16
Justice Delayed not Justice Denied: A Talk with Dough Jones
PRHBTN Gallery Reception and Concert
Men's Soccer vs. Xavier
Chellgren Seminar Series: Buck Ryan
Tue
17
Internship Info Session
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Caregiver Support Group
LNFS Presents: The Immigrant
Big Blue Commonwealth
Wed
18
LNFS Presents: Watermark
LNFS Presents: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Ryan Gardner Guest Trumpet Recital
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Lipscomb
Thu
19
LNFS Presents: A Band Called Death
LNFS Presents: Prisoners
The Case for Fossil Fuels-PEIK Seminar
Men's Soccer vs. Furman
Fri
20
Rock Climbing @ Red River Gorge
College of Pharmacy Open House
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Xavier
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
Diana Ferrus: 'Writing poetry has allowed me to live': Cultural Resistance in South Africa
Kentucky Law Schools Forum
Mon
23
Pinterest Party
University of Kentucky Chamber Winds
Employer Showcase
Job Club - 10 Questions to Ask Prior to Starting a Business
Men's Soccer vs. Lousville
Tue
24
Employer Showcase
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Refund
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn
BPH Open House
LNFS Presents: Saving Mr. Banks
Wed
25
LNFS Presents: Culture Jam
LNFS Presents: Maleficent
¡Baila!
Thu
26
LNFS Presents: Ponyo
LNFS Presents: The Little Mermaid
Opening Night Bohemiam Festival
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Women's Soccer vs. Mississippi State
Fri
27
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Kentucky Football vs. Vanderbilt
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Green Apple Day of Service: "Pick It Up"
Swing Dancing!
Sat
28
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
UK Chorale
Dirty Dancing Trip
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Auburn
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
#TrendingTopics: Immigration Reform
Apollo Duo - Flute and Percussion Guest Recital
Tue
 
 
 
 
Sep 17
Internship Info Session 09/17/2014

Wed, 09/17/2014

Reset Page