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We prepare scholars, practitioners, and leaders in exercise, sport, and recreation; conduct cutting-edge research; and maintain a commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, and local-to-global initiatives.


To achieve extraordinary results and be recognized nationally and internationally as a premier kinesiology, recreation, and sport studies program.

KRSS News and Updates

Incoming doctoral student Sharon Couch-Fikes was recognized by her alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill, as this year’s Tar Heel Trailblazer!

Makayla Claussen received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology on May 14, 2016 after overcoming stage four cancer as well as a rare and life-threatening autoimmune disease that almost took her life.


Industry Affiliation

Our department has been a member of the American Kinesiology Association since 2011.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.