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THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND KINESIOLOGY


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.

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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.

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Division of Physical Education Activity Program

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

Former Student Highlight


KOURTNEY MARTIN


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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FROM OUR FORMER STUDENTS


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

Academic Programs

Bachelor’s Programs


Allied Health

Earn a B.S. in Health Education with a concentration in Allied Health

Community Health

Earn a B.S. in Community Health.

School Health

Earn a B.S. in Health Education with a concentration in School Health

Motor Behavior

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Motor Behavior

B.S. in Kinesiology/ M.S. in Athletic Training (3+2 Dual Degree)

B.S. in Kinesiology & M.S. in Athletic Training

Dance Science

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Dance Science

Basic Exercise Physiology

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Basic Exercise Physiology

Applied Exercise Physiology

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Applied Exercise Physiology

Dance Concentration

Earn a B.S. in University Studies with a Dance Concentration

Sport Conditioning Concentration

Earn a B.S. in University Studies with a Sport Conditioning Concentration

Sport Management

Earn a B.S. in Sport Management

Physical Education Teacher Certification

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Physical Education Teacher Certification

Master’s Programs


The department of HLKN offers 10 different Master’s programs, check out the programs below to find the specialization you are interested in.

M.S. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Motor Neuroscience

The Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Motor Neuroscience, prepares students for teaching and research careers in motor behavior.

M.S. in Athletic Training

The MSAT program is for students who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer

M.S. in Sport Management

Provides students the skill sets necessary to become future leaders of sport organizations as managers, administrators, and decision makers. (Online or Face-to-face)

M.S. in Health Education

The Master of Science in Health Education is a 36-hour degree program with the option to complete a thesis or non-thesis degree plan.

M.S. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Sports Physiology

Provides students with the scientific background and technical skills necessary to evaluate performance-related characteristics of both team and individual athletes, and design strength and conditioning programs.

M.S. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Provides students with the scientific background and technical skills necessary to evaluate physical fitness and cardiovascular disease risk and prescribe preventative and rehabilitative strategies.

M.S. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Sport Pedagogy

This specialization prepares students to design and conduct research on teaching/teacher education and curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on linking theory to physical education practice.

M.S. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise Physiology

The Master of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, provides advanced training in the physiological responses to acute exercise and the adaptations that occur with training.

West Point Faculty Development

This academic program is only for commissioned officers currently serving in the United States Army and approved by West Point Officials. Earn a M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology.

Doctoral Programs


The department of HLKN offers 5 different Doctral programs, check out the programs below to find the specialization you are interested in.

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, emphasis in Motor Neuroscience

Motor Neurosciences prepares students for teaching and research careers in motor behavior. Laboratories support the motor behavior programs with emphases in Motor Control, Motor Learning and Child Movement.

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Sport Management

Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Management, faculty and students study sport management in ways that impact individuals, organizations and communities both locally and globally.

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Sport Pedagogy

The Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Pedagogy prepares students for teaching and research positions in universities as well as leadership positions in state or regional departments of education.

Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise Physiology

The Ph.D. in Kinesiology program prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied exercise physiology. Graduates are trained for post-doctoral appointments and positions in universities, industry, the military and research institutes.

Ph.D. in Health Education

The Ph.D. in Health Education program prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied health education. The program requires a minimum of 64 hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree.

Certificates


Advanced Research Methods (ARM) Certificate

Education and Social Sciences Advanced Research Methods (ARM) Certificate for all graduate students who wish to add to their social science research training or non-degree seeking students who wish to improve their research skills.

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