The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies is composed of a diverse collection of academic programs, faculty members, and outreach services that educate students in their chosen disciplines and prepare them for entry into graduate study and careers in the kinesiology, recreation, and sport studies professions.
Our academic programs provide students with contemporary, rigorous, nationally recognized curricula and capstone internships to effectively serve increasingly diverse populations and communities. Our faculty members embrace their roles as teachers, scholars, and mentors by engaging students in a wide variety of community outreach activities, collaborative and mentored research projects, and theory-to-practice experiential learning opportunities. In support of programs and faculty, our community-based outreach services provide meaningful hands-on experiences for students and faculty to meet local and regional needs.
Recognizing the centrality of physical activity, and leisure services to quality of life in our institution, region and society, we best advance these professions by preparing future leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to provide and manage kinesiology and recreation/sport managment-based services and programs that enrich communities.