Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

KRA Quad

A Different Kind of Learning

Kinesiology and Recreation Administration puts your knowledge in motion. In any of our degree options, what you learn in the classroom you will put to work through hands-on experiences that gives you mastery of skills and technology along with your degree.

Study Exercise Science and you will not just work in our state-of-the art labs, you will help run them. Interested in teaching Physical Education? Students work directly with local schools and community programs. If it's Pre-Physical Therapy you are interested in, you will serve alongside certified professionals in their fields. At Humboldt State, we teach the business side of recreation with options of Outdoor Adventure Recreation, Tourism Management, Inclusive Communities, Diving Leadership, or a self-design option.

A Different Kind of Building

The building is designed and constructed to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standards utilizing numerous green elements and resources. Exterior materials include sustainable, low maintenance metal siding and sloped roofs with sheltering eaves in dark gray metal to cut reflectivity and provide long-term sustainability.

Natural light is used in abundance throughout the building, cutting energy use and reducing maintenance requirements. Additionally, prevailing northwestern winds help naturally circulate air in the spacious Lumberjack Arena, and north and west facing windows allow energy-free ventilation in the Dance Studio. Sustainable linoleum flooring and tile, and sustainable carpet are found throughout the building. Landscaping will primarily feature native plant species requiring less irrigation and thus conserving water.