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The Department of Health and 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 and 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, 32 staff members and 87 funded graduate assistants.

Divisions of Health & Kinesiology

The department is comprised of four divisions: Health EducationKinesiologySport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program. Each division offers various degrees and outreach programs promoting continuing education for students and the community.

Division of Health Education

Prepares students to help people improve their health, and thereby the quality of life, through effective health education, powerful networking, strong leadership, meaningful research and selfless service to others.

Division of Kinesiology

We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management Program is one of the top 5 programs in the country.

Division of Physical Education Activity Program

PEAP offers health and fitness activity classes to every Texas A&M student.

Former Student Highlight


During her time as a Group Fitness Instructor at Texas A&M Rec Sports, she was presented with the opportunity to instruct WELLNESS WORKS! fitness sessions to faculty and staff at Texas A&M. She went on to complete her graduate internship with WELLNESS WORKS! before being named Employee Wellness Coordinator in 2017.

Watch Her Story


Chandler Stout ’15 discusses her experience as a Sports Management Major at the College of Education and Human Development. Chandler has been heavily involved in student organizations such as Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Freshman Leaders in Progress, Conference on Student Government Association Committee, Big Event, Relay for Life-Aggieland and Fish Camp.

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Faculty Positions


Assistant/Associate Professor of Biomechanics

Seeking a Tenure Track Scholar within the area of Exercise Biomechanics with a primary emphasis in human rehabilitation. This individual will work with motor neuroscience and clinical research faculty and support the department’s clinical application educational programs. The expertise of the candidates is expected to encompass, but not exclusive to, one or more of the following areas: gait and motion biomechanics, motor neuroscience, neuromuscular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, gait analysis, aging, sport evaluation, exercise performance, injury prevention, and/or aging/lifespan. Specific courses taught will include basic Biomechanics, with other courses determined based on faculty content expertise and experience, as well as the need of the academic unit.  All tenure-track faculty are expected to teach six credit hours per semester, but reductions are granted for faculty utilizing external grant funds.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sport Management

The Division of Sport Management (SPMT) at Texas A&M University seeks qualified applicants for a newly created Assistant / Associate Professor position to serve as a core tenure track faculty member and play an integral role in the SPMT program. Applicants must possess an earned Doctorate in Sport Management or an appropriate and closely related discipline, and experience commensurate with the rank of Assistant / Associate Professor. Through their research, demonstrated by publications in medium to high impact journals, applicants must also indicate their potential for funded research (i.e., Local-, State-, and Federal-level). In addition to research, applicants must have a record of outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, demonstrated existing expertise (or the potential for) online teaching, and demonstrated expertise in statistical and research methods necessary for effectively mentoring MS (i.e., thesis) and PhD students. The appointment will be a nine-month tenure-track position with a start date of August 2020.

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

Seeking a clinical faculty member to serve as a core faculty member and play an integral role in the CAATE accredited professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program ( The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in athletic training or a closely related field and be a BOC certified athletic trainer. Teaching experience in athletic training as well as a minimum of three years full-time clinical experience is required. Expectations include: recruiting and mentoring a diverse student population; teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in athletic training; and maintaining a record of scholarship and service that merits the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. For the complete announcement and application process, please visit the website above.

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Non-Tenure Track Positions

Instructional Assistant Professor
Visiting Lecturer
(Full, Associate, or Assistant)
All Divisions

The Department of Health & Kinesiology is authorized to hire several full time, non-tenure track faculty with the titles listed above.

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Student Workers

Current student employment opportunities are posted on Jobs for Aggies.

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