Kinesiology, Sport, and Leisure Studies Department Welcome



Willie Daniels, Department HeadHello Prospective Students. May I first say that it is indeed a privilege and a pleasure (for me) to have the opportunity to serve you as head of the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Studies at Grambling State University. I want to take this time to pledge a commitment (to you) to have educational resources available to have you become the best student that you can become. Moreover, the faculty and I have pledged ourselves to quality educational experiences during your tenure. This pledge is (to you) in keeping with what your parents expect. We enjoy preparing tomorrow’s leaders today in Kinesiology, Leisure Studies and Sports Administration. Our goal is to graduate competent, skilled professionals who can meet (and exceed) performance expectations in the marketplace, not local, but for a global society. Our focus is on employment in the discipline-of-preparation and/or enrollment in graduate or professional school at graduation.

The Department’s Motto. KNES/LS/SPA majors are outstanding, achieving, succeeding and serving.  In all facets of departmental activities, the faculty accentuates striving to be the best that one can be. Not only does the faculty want the University to be where everybody is somebody, they also want the department to be the citadel-of-learning, as well as your home away-from-home. We want our courses and coursework to be comprehensive, rigorous and focused on issues and trends in the discipline-of-practice. We want the faculty to involve majors in research, publishing, grant and contract development, active participation in professional organizations, co-presenting at conferences and rendering volunteer services in the community. In short, the faculty wants majors to master the challenge of college scholarship.

Allow me to inform you that the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Studies, wherein you intent to enroll, retains a nationally accredited degree program in Kinesiology, Pedagogy. Accreditation is by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. This Program also complies with all requirements of the Office of Teacher Certification, Louisiana Department of Education. The Leisure Studies Program is also nationally accredited. The Programs were the first to achieve this milestone at a historically black college or university.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students, a special invitation is being extended (to you) to come-by the office on the first-floor of the Assembly Center room 148. Or you can give me a phone call at (318) 274-2294 or you can e-mail me at

Please tell your friends about: GS – GS – GS – GSU, we thought they knew!!!

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