2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 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 College of 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
  • Kinesiology - Exercise Science
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Sport Management


  • Coaching    
  • Dance
  • Sport Management
  • 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.

Kinesiology-Exercise Science:  Students complete a culminating internship experience immersing them in highly professional and challenging environments with exposure 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 as well as being prepared for graduate programs in Athletic Training, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and other advanced professional or graduate programs.

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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