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Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at Coastal Carolina University: Growth and Opportunity

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies (KRSS) at Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic unit of faculty, staff, and students that study and promote human movement (kinesiology) as applied to a variety of physical activity, sport, therapeutic, and recreation and management settings.

Nationally, regionally, and locally, there is a demand for kinesiology, recreation, and sport management services and programs.  We have responded by providing contemporary and attractive academic programs.   KRSS has experienced rapid growth over the last few years, and currently is the CCU department with the second largest undergraduate enrollment.  Within the programs of Exercise and Sport Science or Recreation and Sport Management, almost 1,000 students choose full time study in KRSS.

Our role is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes for effective leadership in today’s physical activity, recreation and sport.  We excel not only by teaching well, but by engaging students in hands-on research, community service projects, and field-based leadership opportunities.  

In the fast-growing world of kinesiology, recreation, and sport studies; students will find opportunity – opportunities to learn, to grow, and to lead in a stimulating, current, and engaging academic, community, or professional environment. 

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Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528

Location/Phone:

(843) 349- 2808 (Phone)
(843) 349-2875 (Fax)

Williams-Brice 117

Email:

Cheryl Smith
Administrative Assistant
csmith@coastal.edu

Lynn Mummey
Administrative Assistant
lmummey@coastal.edu

Dr. Gibson Darden
Department Chair
gfdarden@coastal.edu

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