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Welcome To Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Studies

Interested in pursuing a career in health-focused fitness or coaching? Curious about specializing in physical activity and health promotion? Fascinated by the fields of sports psychology and motor behavior? Or do you aspire to be a future leader in the sports industry? If any of these resonate with you, you’re in 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 and motor behavior, physical activity 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.


Kinesiology undergraduate majors


Recreation and Sport Management majors


PhD Students


Master’s Students


Nationally Ranked Doctoral Program

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