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Give to KRSS

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies is grateful for the continued generosity of its many supporters. This generosity plays a large part in the department’s ability to provide financial support for our students and faculty. Interested parties may contribute to the department’s general enrichment fund or to more specialized funds.

Unrestricted Funds

The Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies Support Fund was established for the purpose of supporting faculty and student exploratory research and new instructional initiatives. The funds are distributed by the department head only when faculty (and students who are working with faculty) submit proposals and budget justification statements that describe the purpose and need for the project and what the outcomes will be if the project is funded. Often, support funds are used as seed money to support new research and teaching initiatives that lead to the preparation of much larger proposals.

Click HERE to donate to the KRSS Support Fund.

Restricted Funds

The department prepares scholars, practitioners, and leaders in exercise, sport, and recreation, conduct cutting-edge research, and maintains a commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, and local-to-global initiatives. The department has specific funds which support particular aspects of its programs and centers. Restricted gifts may be made to the funds below.

The Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Lab is directed by Songning Zhang, who teaches courses in biomechanics and applied anatomy. The lab is housed in a 3,000-square-foot facility for subject preparation, warm-up, testing, data processing and analysis, and teaching in biomechanics.

For more information, please visit the Biomechanics Lab Home Page.

Biomechanics-Sports Medicine Enrichment Fund

The Koinonia Foundation Tennessee/Camp Koinonia Foundation, a Tennessee based charity founded in 2001, is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. The mission is to serve individuals with disabilities in multiple functional domains with unique, needs-based programs that enrich their lives and provide the opportunity to achieve life-long learning. The Koinonia Foundation Tennessee betters lives and strengthens families.

Camp Koinonia Fund

The Sport and Religion Research Alliance conducts contextualized research (the convergence of sport, religion, and spirituality), disseminates findings from significant studies in sport and religion, engages in collaborative programming (e.g., speakers, webinars, mini-conferences) with our internal and external partners where appropriate. One of our flagship events is the annual SRRA Lecture in which we focus on an emergent topic related to sport and religion in society and provide an elite scholar or practitioner to serve as an expert discussant.

Sport and Religion Research Alliance

Partners in Sports is the student organization for Sport Management majors and other students at the University of Tennessee who are interested in pursuing careers in the sport or recreation industry. The organization is active within the university and regional sports community. The mission of the organization is to create opportunities for tomorrow’s sports leaders through practical experiences and professional development opportunities.

Partners in Sports Endowment

Davy Bledsoe created the Andy Kozar Graduate Research Endowment Fund to recognize the impact Andy had had on his life. Each year Kozar scholarships are given to outstanding doctoral students who have demonstrated excellence through their research presentations and publications.

Andy Kozar Graduate Research Scholarship Endowment

A UT endowment established to honor longtime women’s athletic director Joan Cronan provides a graduate fellowship to Lady Vols who wish to follow in Cronan’s footsteps and advocate for women’s athletics.

Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship Endowment

The Sport and Physical Activity Support Fund helps repair and replace equipment for the PYED classes.  Most PYED classes do not have additional course fees attached to them, so this fund helps the department furnish basketballs, volleyballs, weights, etc. for the students to use in class.

Sport and Physical Activity Support Fund

If you are interested in a contribution to any of the above funds, please click on the hyperlink associated with each fund or make your check payable to the UT Foundation. Please indicate the specific fund to which the check should be directed and mail it to the address below:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
Attn: Office of Development
A-304 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3400

For additional information or questions, please contact the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Office of Development at 865-974-3968.