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Welcome to the Department of
Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

For more information, please contact:
Margy Wirtz-Henry at or (865) 974-7154 or
Dr. Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Interim Department Head at

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

To achieve extraordinary results and be recognized nationally and internationally as a premier Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies program.

Department By-Laws

Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies By-Laws 2010 (pdf)

Department Newsletter

NewsletterSpring2011 (pdf)

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan - KRSS 2012


Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Assistant Professor of Biomechanics

Staff vacancies, Coordinator III, under Recruitment Resources.



Dr. Jeffrey T. Fairbrother
Associate Professor and
Interim Department Head

Admissions Coordinator
Margy Wirtz-Henry
Office: 865-974-7154

Admissions Coordinator

Sarah Bicknell

Office: 865-974-1271

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Lars Dzikus
Office: 865-974-0451


Contact the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

1914 Andy Holt Ave.
322 HPER Bldg.
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2700

Phone: 865-974-3340
Fax: 865-974-8981