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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 3,000 undergraduate students, 246 master’s students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members, 32 staff members and 90 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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Health & Kinesiology


HLKN Facilities

Gilchrist Building

The department moved into the fully renovated Gilchrist Building at the beginning of 2020. Faculty from Health Education, Kinesiology (exercise science, pedagogy, motor neuroscience, etc), and Sport Management, as well as administrative, business and advising offices are located in the building.

PEAP Building

Part of HLKN focusing on lifetime wellness and fitness are housed at the Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) Building.

PEAP offers activity classes to every Texas A&M student. There are over 50 courses, including aerobic running, archery, badminton, bowling, weight training, fencing, soccer, golf, gymnastics, handball, mountain biking, Pilates, self-defense, volleyball and yoga.

Huffines Institute

The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance is located in Player Development Center-West Campus. The Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy is also located in the facility.

Human Clinical Research Facility

The newest building, the Human Clinical Research Facility, houses the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL), Exercise & Sports Nutrition Lab (ESNL) and the Aging & Translational Research in Medicine Laboratory.

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