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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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Master's in Kinesiology, Emphasis in:

West Point Faculty Development (M.S.)

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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.

A highly specialized, intensive one-year M.S. track in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in West Point Faculty Development, on advanced, pragmatic training for Army Officers intending to join the West Point teaching faculty in their physical education and training program. United States Army Officers that attend Texas A&M University will experience a diverse graduate curriculum which includes, but is not limited to, the following state-of-the-art educational opportunities: training in the physiological, metabolic, and mechanical response to exercise, extreme environments (e.g., heat, altitude), sports nutrition, adaptations that occur with physical training, pedagogy teaching methodologies, health education foundations and risks, dynamic program training designs, as well as specialized strength and conditioning strategies.

In order to optimize and take full advantage of this unique experience, successful applicants are expected to have relevant field experience in the US Army as officers, as well as suggested recommendations regarding academic competencies in a cluster of the following areas of didactic science training: Chemistry, Biology or Biomechanics or Anatomy & Physiology.

ADMISSIONS


We will only review COMPLETE applications. A COMPLETE application includes:

  • Apply Texas application
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a prior professor who can attest to your academic abilities)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Your current resume
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Program Details


Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Kinesiology
Credit Hours: 37

This academic program is only for commissioned officers currently serving in the United States Army and Approved by West Point Officials. A highly specialized, intensive one-year M.S. track in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in West Point Faculty Development

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Core Curriculum


Texas A&M offers a rich, holistic experience with a robust graduate Health & Kinesiology Department curriculum, a unique campus environment with a tradition in physical activity for health and performance, and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. The West Point MS track requires completion of 37 credit hours fit within a unique Summer, Fall, and Spring semester degree plan.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS


The Department of Health and Kinesiology’s M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in West Point Faculty Development program offers the highest quality academic education that provides an in-depth scientific based approach with relevant content applications:

  • Faculty dedicated to student success
  • Small class sizes to allow individualized instruction and professional development
  • Exposure to a very diverse but representative academic curriculum
  • State of the art academic and athletic facilities
  • An opportunity to teach/train select companies of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
  • Assist with the Corps of Cadets training for the notable Ranger Challenge
  • Opportunity to prepare for viable National Strength & Conditioning Certifications
  • Opportunity to prepare for select ISSN Sport Nutrition Certifications
  • Opportunity to participate with select faculty conducting research
  • Excellent program completion rate for all of our previous commissioned officers

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