Center for Physical Activity & Health

Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies


There are many active research projects underway in the Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Science’s Exercise Physiology Laboratory! We are currently performing studies that involve enjoyment and exercise, playground layout/mode and physical activity in children, along with several other topic areas. 

If you would like more information about our studies or are interested in being a potential subject please contact the department.




Would you like your child to be involved in a research study???
The University of Tennessee
Applied Physiology Laboratory

We are seeking 10 – 15 year old children for a research study to determine how children’s ability to complete motor skills (jumping, running, etc.) is related to their physical activity and physical fitness levels.

This study involves two, one-hour sessions at the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building (HPER) on the University of Tennessee campus. The children will participate in assessments of motor skills and fitness, complete a questionnaire, and wear an activity monitor for seven days. This research will contribute to the field of motor development in adolescents.

For more information, please contact Emily Post at

Phone: (865) 974 – 6040

Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

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