Kinesiology refers to the study of movement. In American higher education, the term is used to describe a multifaceted field of study in which movement or physical activity is the intellectual focus. (From National Academy of Kinesiology)
Recreation is an activity that people engage in during their free time, that people enjoy, and that people recognize as having socially redeeming values.
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.
KRSS is home to 28 faculty members and 12 staff members. The department provides near 2,000 undergraduate students an opportunity to major in either kinesiology or recreation and sport management. Approximately 120 Graduate students (MS and PhD programs) can choose to specialize in exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology/motor behavior, physical activity epidemiology, sport management, therapeutic recreation, or socio-cultural studies. In addition to our majors, the department also serves approximately 5,500 students per year in the Physical Education Activity Program.
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KRSS Mission Statement
We prepare scholars, practitioners, and leaders in exercise, sport, and recreation by conducting cutting-edge research and maintaining a commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, and global initiatives.
Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
322 HPER Building
1914 Andy Holt Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-2700