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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 2020 Awards

Join us in celebrating our KRSS 2020 Awards winners by clicking here to view the virtual ceremony.

Senior year looked a little bit different this year. Despite all of the changes, you made it! The KRSS staff wanted to give all of our graduates a much needed congratulations.

In German, there is a saying, “aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben.” It roughly means that just because you had to postpone something doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. Please know that the Graduate School will welcome you to a future Graduate Hooding Ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments in person.


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.