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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.

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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B.S. in University Studies, concentration in:

Sport Conditioning

B.S. in University Studies with a concentration in Sport Conditioning

University Studies provides students who are in good academic standing with the university (2.0+ GPR) and who are specifically seeking an interdisciplinary degree the flexibility to create individualized degree plans at Texas A&M. University Studies degree options are offered by each of the colleges and provide additional access to college-specific courses that may have restricted admission.

The  Sport Conditioning concentration is designed to serve students who are seeking an interdisciplinary degree plan which provides preparation for further study in fields or careers in coaching high-performance athletes and personal training. For the concentration, the coaching minor is required. The second minor may be chosen from one of the University-approved minors but must be from another college.

This program focuses on adult performance at collegiate, professional or fitness industry levels. The concentration area directly focuses on strength and conditioning coaching at the collegiate, professional and fitness industry level. These areas are not currently served by existing majors on campus. Existing majors prepare students to teach and coach in junior/high school teaching situations, but the collegiate, professional, and adult fitness levels of coaching bring different challenges.


Freshman, change of major and transfer students should follow all Texas A&M University and department admissions policies. View the Undergraduate Admissions page for full information

How to Apply

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science in University Studies
Concentration: Sport Conditioning
Program Delivery: Traditional
Program Hours: 120

Degree Plan


Each University Studies degree includes the following components:

  • 43-45 Texas A&M core curriculum courses
  • 21-24 Primary area or concentration
  • 15-18 Minor that may or may not be in the same college as the concentration
  • 15-18 Minor that is not in the same college as the concentration
  • 15-26 Electives or prerequisite requirements for required courses in the concentration or minors

120 Total hours

For more information, visit University Studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • 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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