Since our founding in 1863, we've been educating students on the importance of health, physical activity, and leisure.
We envision an enhanced quality of life for all through active and healthy lifestyles. Our mission is to provide nationally acclaimed academic programs that foster physically active and healthy lifestyles. We do this through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and service.
Read more about current and future goals in our strategic plan.
The School of KNR is housed in McCormick Hall, a 170,000 square foot complex connected to the Student Fitness Center.
Mailing AddressSchool of Kinesiology and RecreationCampus Box 5120
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5120
Degrees and Experience
We offer a variety of bachelor and master's degrees, as well as a minor in Recreation in Park Administration.
Our labs and classrooms are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, giving you unique experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.
On top of a quality education, students in the KNR program get valuable, real-world experience. With numerous internship opportunities for undergraduates and paid assistantships for graduate students, you'll get plenty of hands-on experience in your chosen field.