About the KHP LLC
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion Living Learning Community (KHP LLC) is a residential experience designed for students pursuing careers in the fields of kinesiology and health promotion and majoring in exercise science, physical education, or health promotion. This community provides social and professional activities with KHP peers and faculty, connected courses taught in-hall, engagement with upper-class peer mentors, and programming dedicated to professional development, networking, and community-building. Students will gain experience leading and teaching others to live healthy lives.
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion Living Learning Program is looking for first year students who are interested in pursuing a degree in exercise science, physical education, or health promotion. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is home to UK’s fastest growing undergraduate major, Exercise Science. Students who join the KHP LLC will benefit from being involved in a smaller community for a more individualized experience.
Students who participate in the KHP LLC will be required to enroll in the corresponding section of UK 101: Academic Orientation in the fall, which will be taught and/or supervised by faculty in KHP. This course is designed to introduce first-year students to the fields of Kinesiology and Health Promotion and to the intellectual life at the University of Kentucky. In the spring semester, students will take KHP 200: The History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport. Students will be guaranteed enrollment in KHP 200 with fellow LLC participants.
All students who participate in the KHP Learning Community will reside in Ingels Hall, located in the south campus neighborhood and less than a 5-minute walk from the Seaton Center (classroom building) and Johnson Center (student recreation building).
Our intentional programming is designed to benefit students in the following ways:
- Fostering a sense of community
- Nourishing professional development
- Developing superior leadership skills
- Cultivating networking skills
- Social activities with fellow students, peer mentors, and faculty (e.g., team building activities, meet and greet events in the dorm with faculty)
- Presentations by professionals in the field (e.g., what it’s like to be a physical therapist, strength and conditioning coach, PE teacher, community or corporate health professional, etc.)
- Field trip to potential job sites (e.g., physical therapy clinics, fitness facilities, UK Health and Wellness program, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department)
- Experience teaching students in other dorms about healthy lifestyles (short workshops on relevant topics for college students, such as exercise recommendations and ideas, eating healthy on a low budget, time management, boosting energy levels)
- Study groups and tutoring
- (other programming will be determined based on students’ interests and goals)