HEALTH AND KINESIOLOGY
The Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.
As one of four departments in the College of Education & Human Development, HLKN is currently home to over 3,500 undergraduate students, 246 master’s students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members (>=0.75FTE), 32 staff members and 87 funded graduate assistants.
HLKN is an active member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). The department joins in the efforts of the AKA to promote the discipline of Kinesiology as a field of study and to highlight its applications that affect all through research to enhance people ‘s health.Contact HLKN
WELCOME FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD
Howdy! Welcome to the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.
The Department of Health & Kinesiology has outstanding faculty, staff, students, and facilities and has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s largest and best programs in our field. Our faculty and students are actively engaged in the practice and study of physical activity, sport and health that is making a national and international impact.From Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore
COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE & DIVERSITY
HLKN is committed to the continuous improvement of climate, diversity and equity. The college’s three overarching diversity goals are to build individual and organizational capacity; to enhance College climate and to further integrate diversity in all areas of the College; and to systematically evidence and benchmark progress toward CEHD strategy and goal attainment.
VISION & HISTORY
Now the largest academic department at Texas A&M University, Health and Kinesiology has a long, vibrant history. The department started as Physical Education in the Athletic Department at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, with the head football coach serving as the department head.