The School of Kinesiology and Recreation provides nationally acclaimed programs that promote physically active lifestyles and a healthy use of sport and leisure through exemplary teaching, scholarship and service.
A society living well through active lifestyles and healthy use of sport and leisure.
The School of Kinesiology and Recreation is uniquely positioned in the higher education marketplace to provide students—undergraduate and graduate—with a small-college experience coupled to large-university opportunities. While the School is large enough to provide various specialized academic programs, a premium is placed on students receiving personalized attention.
The School of Kinesiology and Recreation offers various specialized undergraduate and graduate programs. These options enable students to choose from a diverse range of prospective careers. Academic options include:
Although the school offers many choices to students, it prides itself on strong and widespread faculty-student cooperation and collaboration. For example:
The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs with state-of-the-art technology programs that prepare graduates for current and future job markets. Among program highlights are:
Educating Illinois is the university’s strategic plan for academic distinctiveness and excellence. “Illinois State,” Educating Illinois pledges, “is a campus dedicated to placing the learner at the center of teaching and research.” For students, the unique blend of a small-college experience with large-university opportunities is achieved by adhering to five key University and School of Kinesiology and Recreation values:
This approach to higher education ensures that graduates are thoroughly prepared for today and tomorrow’s workplace challenges. Since beginning in 1863, the School of Kinesiology and Recreation has earned a reputation for excellence recognized at state, regional, and national levels.
The School is committed to providing the highest quality educational experiences and opportunities to more than 700 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students. The School offers undergraduate majors in Kinesiology and Recreation and opportunities to select one or more specialized sequences or minors.
The graduate program provides students with a master’s degree in a specialized disciplinary focus. The program has more than 7,000 alumni.