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
Lora Doherty, Senior in Therapeutic Recreation, featured in TN Today
KRSS Fun Run on April 28th
Joy DeSensi: Athlete, Scholar, and UT Leader
International Sports Medicine Lecture – Dr. Kevin Sprouse
Lauren Schroeder, incoming Biomechanics PhD student, awarded two fellowships
Student Corey Cantrell featured on WVLT for Percussion Therapy
Dixie Thompson Receives Montoye Scholar Award at SEACSM
SPMB Doctoral Students Help Local Football Team
Dawn Coe, Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology, talks about her research of the correlation between physical activity levels and academic success in children.
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.
The American Kinesiology Association promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and advances its many applications.
Our department has been a member of the American Kinesiology Association since 2011.
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