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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



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