Jenny Wells


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."


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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

Interested students may also contact Lindsay Kipp ( or Melody Noland (


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.


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