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Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

Undergraduate Programs



For more information, please contact:
Margy Wirtz-Henry or (865) 974-7154 or

Dr. Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Interim Department Head, or (865) 974-3616


Undergraduate Majors

  • Kinesiology
    The Kinesiology major prepares students for a variety of careers in health-related fitness and for graduate or professional study in medicine, allied health professions (including physical therapy), and various fields within kinesiology (exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, etc.) 

  • The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies is a member of the American Kinesiology Association click here to the AKA website.



Recreation and Sport Management

  • The Recreation and Sport Management Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
    The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico.  The University of Tennessee program has been accredited since 1983.  To read more on the COAPRT website click here.



  • Therapeutic Recreation Concentration
    A degree in Therapeutic Recreation prepares students for employment in management and leadership positions with agencies that deliver health care services.  Students are successful in securing employment in psychiatric institutions, in physical rehabilitation units, in drug and alcohol treatment centers, in community based programs, long-term care facilities, outdoor and school-based programs and children's programs.  Graduates fulfill the eligibility requirements for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

  • Sport Management Concentration
    Sport Management includes any combination of skills related to planning, organizing, leading, marketing, communicating, and evaluating within the context of an organization whose primary product or service is related to sport. The Sport Management program at Tennessee is dedicated to the development of a degree related to the understanding of management in a sport-related setting. Students are offered the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in sport management. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree that combines coursework and professional experience.



Useful documents for each major, click here


Admissions & Information

Margy Wirtz-Henry
Phone: 865-974-7154

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