2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport

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Chairperson: Dr. Thomas Nesser
Department Office: Health and Human Services Building, room A231
Web site: https://www.indstate.edu/health/department/krs


The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport is located in the Health and Human Services Building.  Laboratory facilities include: exercise physiology, motor learning, biomechanics, and instructional analysis laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.  Additional instructional facilities include: technology-enhanced classrooms, a large multi-use gymnasia that includes a 200 meter indoor track with various court configurations for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and tennis; a heated indoor swimming pool, weight training facility, and two dance rooms.  In addition, the department operates a scenic 80 acre Field Campus that offers nearly every outdoor pursuit imaginable, including a breath-taking, high-element, challenge course. 


Degrees Offered

  • Physical Education All Grade
  • Physical Education Exercise Science
  • Recreation Management and Youth Leadership
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Sport Management


  • Coaching    
  • Dance
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Sport Management
  • Recreation Management and Youth Leadership
  • Strength and Conditioning

Experiential Learning

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport faculty are dedicated to providing quality experiential learning opportunities through course design, internships, and service learning projects.

Exercise Science - As a culminating experience for students in Exercise Science, the internship immerses them in highly professional and challenging environments that expose the intern to a broad range of organizational and clinical skills. As a result, students will be prepared to meet the challenges of fast-paced, high tech health and fitness careers.

Sport Management - Students complete a semester-long internship working closely with a professional supervisor and other staff to develop a range of skills from program and organizational design; to marketing and facilities management; and to working with a variety of customers/clients to meet their service needs. Completing a quality internship in one of the select areas of the RCSM field provides a critical bridge from student to working professional.

Departmental Opportunities

Active student groups with close ties to professional organizations in their field are sponsored by the department and available to students. Scholarships are also available for majors. See the Department Chairperson or an academic advisor for information.

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