Sep 15, 2011 9:39 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to launch its first online degree program next semester.
The Advocate reports students will be able to earn an online bachelor of science degree in kinesiology in the concentration of health promotion and wellness.
Classes start in January and registration is open.
Luke Dowden, director of ULL's Office of Distance and Electronic Learning, says they hope to attract working adults who either wish to complete a degree or are first-time college students.
In the past year, he says the university's distance learning options have grown 50 percent with 105 courses now available.
He says the kinesiology degree program is the university's first online degree program and more are planned in the next year.