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Physical Activity Resources

Physical Activity

The Center for Physical Activity and Health in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee is dedicated to promoting physical activity and helping individuals enhance their health, fitness, and quality of life. The center includes the “Walk with a Vol” program and other testing and support resources.


RecSports serves the University of Tennessee community by providing quality programs and facilities for almost any sport or recreational pursuit. The mission of RecSports is to satisfy varying degrees of interest in cooperative and competitive activities, and to provide recreational activities that foster and promote personal health and wellness, social and cultural interaction, and the development of social and technical skills. Faculty and staff can become members of the TRECS.


Check out all the ways you can get city of knoxactive in Knoxville through the Parks & Recreation department.  The city hosts events, programs, sports teams and facilities to make getting active fun (less intimidating) for everyone from beginner to seasoned sport.


nsfAlthough, sleep is not normally thought of as an “activity” it is critical to your ability to be heathy and active. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization whose objectives are to improve public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and to support sleep-related education, research and advocacy.

outdoor knoxvilleOutdoor Knoxville is an initiative to make Knoxville’s incredible natural and recreation assets an economic driver for our region. Led by Legacy Parks Foundation, the effort aims to increase our outdoor amenities, create better access to recreational areas, and promote greater participation in outdoor activities.



ut dining

Volunteer Dining is committed to providing nutritional options and choices that allow you to plan your meals when you are on campus.  Check out the menus and nutrition information which allows you to select the best meal for any diet. You can also contact a member of Volunteer Dining directly to address any unique or sensitive issues.


The mission of the Department of Nutrition is to promote an understanding and practice of the science of nutrition for the enhancement of the physiological and social well being of individuals, families, and communities, primarily through research and education. The department offers information on research and opportunities for involvement.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.


Tobacco Cessation

tn quitline

Are you ready to quit smoking? Call the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). You may also join the program online by clicking here. This program is free to all Tennessee residents.


Would you like support breaking your habit? Participate in this eight-part class series, offered three times per year. Contact the UT Medical Center at 865-305-6970 for the next session dates and to sign up today.


amercican lung assoc

American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research.


American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Class
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Ready to break the habit? Participate in this free eight-part class series, offered four times per year. A $50 deposit (refunded after completion of all eight classes) is required. Contact Methodist Medical Center at 865-835-4662 for the next session dates and to sign up today.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works collaboratively to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.



Partners for Health employee assistance program is available 24/7, 365 days a year at 1-855-437-3486. The resource provides mental health support and a referral network which is part of your insurance benefit package.