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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.

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


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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3+2 Dual Degree

Bachelor's in Kinesiology / Master's in Athletic Training

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


The dual degree program (3+2) allows undergraduate Kinesiology students to enter the Master of Science in Athletic Training program the beginning of their fourth year at Texas A&M University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree in five years.

ADMISSIONS


Students will follow departmental requirements for admission into the professional phase of the BS in Kinesiology.  Kinesiology majors who have at least a 3.25 GPA and who will have completed all of their prescribed courses by the spring of their junior year will be eligible to apply for the five-year program.

Applicants to the five-year program will follow the same criteria and submit the same materials (including GRE scores) as other MSAT applicants by the spring deadline of their junior year, and those who meet all minimum requirements, including having earned a B or better in ATTR 201, ATTR 202, ATTR 301, ATTR 302, will receive placement in the MSAT program.

Students not accepted or unable to continue with the 3+2 program may complete the remaining requirements for the BS degree in Kinesiology in a concentration that is most suitable to their needs (e.g., Motor Behavior, Applied Exercise Physiology).  These students may apply to the traditional (4+2) graduate degree program.

How to Apply

For prospective undergraduate students, we will hold Athletic Training information sessions during Aggie Information Day and Aggieland Saturday.

Program Details


Degree: Bachelor’s in Kinesiology / Master’s in Athletic Training
Emphasis: Athletic Training
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
Credit Hours: 156 Hours

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Degree Plan


Students continuing into the 4th year of the 3+2 program must finish the entire 156 hours to obtain both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.  Students will be conferred with two degrees once they complete the 5th year of the concurrent program.

Students in the 3+2 program will be required to complete the same two-year, 60 hour curriculum as other students admitted to the MSAT program.  Students will take:

  • 96 hours of undergraduate courses
  • 60 hours of graduate course work (24 hours will be applied to the undergraduate degree)

Students are required to maintain a 3.25 GPA through the first 24 hours of graduate course work at which time the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Students continuing in the 3+2 program will change from U4 to G7 status when they complete 96 hours.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the dual degree program. The undergraduate portion of the plan is a suggested plan and should be followed closely.  There may be some modifications in course order that can occur but students should consult with the departmental academic advisor for the dual degree program before changes are made in order to ensure they are meeting all dual degree requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Bachelor's

  • What are the typical program costs?

    The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Click here for the cost of attendance estimator

    Please note, you must update the program hours.

  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

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