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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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Bachelor's in:

Community Health

B.S. in Community Health


The Bachelor of Science in Community Health degree, provides a foundation for students planning to enter the health education field. Health education is a profession recognized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health educators “provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles” (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (SOC 21-1091.00)).

Coursework provides an in-depth development of the Seven Areas of Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Education Specialists from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Graduates with a Community Health degree are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Examination. Students receive training in identifying community needs, using theory to develop health programs, and planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs.

Community health graduates work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Government health agencies (e.g., local public health departments),
  • Voluntary health organizations (e.g., American Heart Association),
  • Hospitals,
  • Businesses,
  • Schools/universities, and
  • Other health-related organizations.

Many graduates also go on to professional schools such as nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Graduates also have furthered their education attending masters and/or doctoral programs, or law school. Past graduates have held positions in related health fields such as nursing, occupational or physical therapy, pharmacy, worksite wellness programs, continuous quality improvement, and research.

Note: An admission committee reviews and admits applicants on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

ADMISSIONS


To be admitted to an HLKN undergraduate program, you must apply follow all Undergraduate Admissions requirements.

How to Apply

Program Details


Degree: Bachelor of Science in Community Health
Credit Hours: 120 Hours

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Degree Plan


The Community Health Degree Plan includes basic science courses, health content courses such as Human Diseases, Drugs and Society, Global Health, and Human Sexuality, but also skill-based courses such as Health Education Methodology, Health Program Evaluation, Community Health, and Grant Writing. This program includes a semester-long internship (12-hours course credit), which provides practical, real-life experience before entering the health profession.

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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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