Department of Kinesiology Recreation and Sport Studies News

In Memoriam: Joy DeSensi

Joy DeSensi, UT Chancellor’s Professor Emerita and longtime scholar and practitioner in the field of sport management, passed away April 1, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 71.

Center for Transportation Research Names 2016 Fellows

The Center for Transportation Research at UT has established itself as a go-to source for information, research, and expertise in all areas of transportation. Recently, the CTR established its Faculty Fellows program to recognize some of the people who have helped advance that work. Now in its third year, the program has 15 members, including

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Professor Discusses the Science of Olympians

Once every four years, people from all nations marvel at the incredible feats of the greatest athletes in the world. What is it that allows them to run, jump, and throw faster and farther than the average person? David Bassett, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, and a colleague have developed a course to answer that question.

Top 24 Best Sports Management Degree Programs 2014

The Sports Management Degree Guide ranked UT’s program seventh nationally among all programs for the wealth of opportunities it offers students. Read more here. UT’s program is based in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

How To Keep Our Buildings From Making Us Fat

Fast Company looks at research led by Professor David Bassett from the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies that speak to the power of active design: the more centrally located a building’s stair case is, the more likely people are to use it. Bassett’s study used three campus buildings to measure how often elevators were used instead of stairs, and compared the placement of the two.

In the News: UT Natural Playground Installation at Local Head Start Center

UT faculty joined community volunteers this weekend to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels. The effort is part of the Partners through Playgrounds project, which will study how

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UT to Install Natural Playground at Head Start Center for Pupils, Research

UT faculty is joining community volunteers today and Saturday, June 7, to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels.

Alum Will Be Working on the Sidelines at Paralympic Games in Sochi

Alumnus Joshua Pate has studied the Paralympic Games for years. This winter, for the first time, he’ll experience them firsthand as a volunteer. He’ll work as a news reporter for the Paralympics, which will be held March 8 through 15 in Sochi, Russia. Pate received his bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2002 and his master’s in journalism and electronic media in 2004.