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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.

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Division of Kinesiology

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

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Division of Sport Management

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

Health & Kinesiology Physical Education Activity Building

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.

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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



Clinical Assistant Professor in Athletic Training

The Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the CAATE accredited professional Master of Science in Athletic Training program and serve as a core faculty member and play an integral role in the program.

Appointment: This is a nine-month academic professional track appointment (non-tenure) with anticipated start date for summer of 2020. Salary, benefits and compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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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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Looking to work at Texas A&M University? Campus colleges and departments are responsible for hiring of student workers and staff. Full employment information for current and external candidates can be found on the University’s employment page.

Student Workers

Current student employment opportunities are posted on Jobs for Aggies.

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