University of Kansas

Graduate School

Graduate Study in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


University of Kansas

Suite 206

Lawrence, IN 66160

United States



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation has been ranked as one of the top twenty academic programs nationally. The department has benefited from the leadership of four professionally prestigious chairpersons, beginning with James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. He was succeeded by Forrest "Phog" Allen, renowned as one of the earliest and most successful basketball coaches.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999