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Exercise & Recreation

Active people are healthy people. The University of Georgia is known for outstanding scholarship, leadership and educational excellence in the areas of recreation administration, experienced-based education, physical activity and the scholarly study of leisure. Recreational contexts can foster positive growth and development, engage citizens in their communities and promote understanding and respect for diversity.


EDUCATION: Faculty and students address the design, provision and evaluation of recreation and leisure services that facilitate health, education and wellbeing across the lifespan, and study the psychological and social dimensions of exercise and leisure.

RESEARCH: To enhance the health and wellbeing for all people throughout the lifespan, research at UGA focuses on exercise science that applies knowledge, principles and methods from the behavioral, biological, medical and physical sciences to the study of physical activity and sport.

SERVICE: With a global focus, UGA works to develop and deliver programs to all populations including children, the elderly, athletes and persons with disability, injury and disease.


Walk Georgia

The goals of the "Walk Georgia" program, which is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and its partners, are to help you develop regular physical activity habits, get healthier and more physically fit, and most importantly, to have fun!

Sport Instruction Research Laboratory

The Sport Instruction Research Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology conducts a week-long summer professional development course providing practicing physical education teachers with the latest curricular and instructional ideas.

Obesity Initiative

UGA launched a major campus-wide initiative to help the state of Georgia reduce adult and childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases.

COE Research centers

The College of Education includes labs equipped for instruction and research related to athletic training, biomechanics, exercise vascular biology, metabolism and body composition, neuromuscular physiology, exercise psychology, cognition and skill acquisition, movement studies and sport instruction research.

Burn Camp

Burn camp provides students with a dynamic educational opportunity where they learn social work values as well as essential life lessons in an intensive week working with burn-injured children. It is an opportunity that will touch hearts, open minds and teach life lessons.


April 2015 | College of Veterinary Medicine, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources |

UGA research links prescribed burning to reduced tick populations

In the spring, summer and early fall months, lone star ticks, the most common type of tick in Georgia, spike in activity and may transmit pathogens that could cause disease in humans. According to newly published University of Georgia research, tick populations can be managed through a technique called prescribed burning.