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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.

Check out what’s going on in the department in Fall 2022 here.

Learn more about our Sport Management program from one of our Assistant Professors, Dr. Jeff Graham!

Dr. Lars Dzikus, Director of Graduate Studies in the KRSS department welcomes you to explore our graduate program offerings. Let us know how we can help you begin pursuing your goal of attending the UT. To learn more about our graduate programs click here.



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.