Welcome To Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Studies
Are you interested in a career in health-related fitness or biomechanics? Would you like to study sports psychology? Or is becoming a leader in tomorrow’s sports industry your dream? You have come to the right place!
In the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies (KRSS) at the University of Tennessee, our mission is to prepare scholars, practitioners, and leaders in exercise, sport, and recreation; to conduct cutting-edge research; and to maintain a commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, and local-to-global initiatives. Excellent instruction and a commitment to experiential learning prepare our students to excel.
KRSS provides undergraduate students an opportunity to major in either kinesiology or recreation and sport management. Our graduate students can choose to specialize in exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology/motor behavior, physical activity of epidemiology, sport management, therapeutic recreation, or socio-cultural studies.
In addition to our majors, KRSS also serves approximately 5,500 UT students per year in promoting wellness and active living through course offerings ranging from swimming, jogging, conditioning, and strength training, to tennis, yoga, martial arts, golf, ice skating, softball, and soccer.
KRSS News and Updates
Kinesiology Student Defies Death to Finish Degree
81 Year-Old Swimmer Leaves Class Behind
KRSS Recognitions at Chancellor’s Honors Awards
Dubinsky wins scholarship to conduct research at the Olympics in Rio
Anderson wins third place at 20th Annual EURēCA Awards
Four KRSS Students Receive AKA Awards
Biomechanics PhD student awarded Graduate School Fellowship
Lightfoot Receives Outstanding Exercise Science Alumni Award
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.
Our department has been a member of the American Kinesiology Association since 2011.
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