OBU Home
Apply Online | Give Online
Ouachita Baptist University
Kinesiology and Leisure Studies

Mission Statement

The Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies is dedicated to developing the minds and bodies of men and women in preparing them to become servant leaders in professions related to fitness, health, teaching, recreation, sports and leisure activities. In this regard, the department is committed to diverse cultural, educational, scientific, and cross-disciplinary approaches that emphasize the total person. We support a broad multi-disciplinary integrative perspective that identifies health education, exercise, sport and skill acquisition as critical factors in preparing students to become healthy, knowledgeable, culturally sensitive, valued adult members of society.