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Houchens Industries / L.T. Smith Stadium

E.A. Diddle Arena

WKU Challenge Course

Dedication of the WKU McChesney Field Campus

WKU Hilltopper Blackbag Classic

Dero Downing University Center

School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport

Welcome to the Schoolof Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport webpage. Our school has a long and rich tradition that can be traced back to the very beginning of the university when the first WKU president appointed his daughter as instructor of Physical Hygiene.

The school recognizes the importance of quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs and offers majors in the areas of physical education pedagogy, exercise science, recreation administration, and sport management.

The minors within the school include Athletic Coaching, Nonprofit Administration, Outdoor Leadership, Physical Education, Community Recreation, and Tourism.

Whether the market is teaching physical education in a school system, coaching an athletic team, working with the physical handicapped, heading a recreation program, working in therapeutic recreation, in outdoor education or other recreation settings, Western offers fully accredited preparation programs to support these career choices.

To facilitate this preparation, WKU's School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport has designed rigorous professional preparation programs of study.

Western's commitment to professional preparation has been recognized by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education as 1 of only 35 colleges and universities nationwide to meet demanding certification standards for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Recreation Administration curriculum has been accredited since 1980. This accreditation is by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions.

Thank you for stopping by the webpage and feel free to contact us anytime regarding our degree programs.


Assistant Professor, Pedagogical- Exercise Science

WKU Infant Research at The Medical Center

Campus Beat - Bingocize

Vision Statement

The vision of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport is to offer premier academic programs and to be acknowledged for innovative teaching, research, and creative & professional service activities related to improving wellness and overall quality of life in a global society.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport is to provide high quality educational experiences and engagement opportunities for future professionals seeking knowledge in disciplines related to human movement, leisure services, and sport management.



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