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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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Health & Kinesiology

Bachelor's Admissions

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Prospective Students


Students applying to an undergraduate program must follow all department admissions requirements.

If you are a high school or transfer student interested in more information about our programs, contact:

Casey Ricketts
(979) 862-7167
104-A Heaton
cricketts@tamu.edu

Freshman Admissions


Freshman admissions, for students with no previous college credit, must apply through Texas A&M’s Office of Admissions. All majors in the Department of Health & Kinesiology are impacted. Admission to these programs will be limited.

READMITS


Readmissions must follow all Texas A&M readmission requirements. Readmission to programs in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is not guaranteed. Students should consult with Rhonda Rahn for more information about readmission.

Transfer Admissions


The BS in Health Allied Health and School Health options, the B.S. in Community Health and the B.S. in Kinesiology Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology, and Motor Behavior options are all impacted majors. Admission to these programs is limited.

For questions about transferring into HLKN, contact Casey Ricketts at 979-862-7167 or cricketts@tamu.edu. In addition to Texas A&M admission requirements, transfer applicants must follow HLKN transfer admissions requirements:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPR
  • Completion of 24 transfer hours
  • Must have grades on transcript at time of review to be considered for admission

Students with a GPR of 3.0 or higher is preferred.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Additional guidelines for specific programs are listed below:

Transfer Admissions - Health

B.S. in Community Health, B.S. in Health, with a concentration in Allied Health or School Health

Complete four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C

  • Complete MATH 1324 and MATH 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete two of the following: BIOL 1413 or BIOL 1406 and 1407 (or equivalents), CHEM 1411, *BIOL 2401, *BIOL 2402
  • Recommended (but not required) courses: ENGL 1302, SPCH 1315, PHED 1304

*BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are not direct equivalents for BIOL 319 and 320 but can substitute for this degree. Students must take either BIOL 2401 and 2402 at a community college or take BIOL 319 or 320 at Texas A&M. BIOL 2401 will not count as a prerequisite for BIOL 320.

Transfer Admissions - Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology and Motor Behavior

Complete four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C

  • Complete MATH 1324 and MATH 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete two of the following: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402 (or equivalents)
  • Recommended (but not required) courses: ENGL 1302, SPCH 1315, PHED 1301, PSYC 2301,
  • Students must take BIOL 319 and BIOL 320 (Anatomy & Physiology I & II) at Texas A&M

Transfer Admissions - Physical Education Teacher Certification and Dance Science

Complete four of the following courses with a C or better in each course:

  • Complete MATH 1324 and 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete two of the following: BIOL 1406 (or equivalent), PHYS 1401 (or equivalent), *BIOL 2401, *BIOL 2402
  • Recommended (but not required) courses: ENGL 1302, 2311 and PHED 1301

*BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are not direct equivalents for BIOL 319 and 320 but can substitute for this degree. Students must take either BIOL 2401 and 2402 at a community college or take BIOL 319 or 320 at Texas A&M. BIOL 2401 will not count as a prerequisite for BIOL 320.

Students interested in changing their major to Dance Science must have passed an audition with the dance faculty. For more information, refer to  Dance Science

Transfer Admissions - Dance Concentration

Complete the following courses with a C or better in each course:

  • Complete MATH 1324 and 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete any two core curriculum Life and Physical Science courses (see core.tamu.edu) preferably BIOL 1406, GEOL 1403, CHEM 1411, PHYS 1401 (or equivalents)
  • Recommended (but not required) courses: ENGL 1302, ENGL 2311, SPCH 1315, ECON 2302

Students interested in changing their major to University Studies – Dance must have passed an audition with the dance faculty. For more information, refer to UNST Dance Concentration

Transfer Admissions - Sport Management

Complete the following courses with a C or better in each course:

  • Complete MATH 1324 and 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete any two core curriculum Life and Physical Science courses (see core.tamu.edu) preferably BIOL 1406, GEOL 1403, CHEM 1411, PHYS 1401 (or equivalents)
  • Recommended (but not required) courses: ENGL 1302, , SPCH 1315, ECON 2302

CHANGE OF MAJOR


CHANGE OF MAJOR ADMISSIONS DEADLINES

Summer/Fall 2019: January 7 – February 7

Prospective change of major students must submit a change of major application and meet the minimum change of major requirements detailed below at the time of application. Students will be notified no later than 10 business days after the application deadline.

To complete the change of major process, accepted applicants must attend the mandatory Change of Major processing meeting. Details about this meeting are in the email you will receive if accepted.

Before submitting a change of major application, applicants are encouraged to research the degree they wish to pursue.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

LIMITED ADMISSIONS

  • B.S. in Health – Allied or School Health Options
  • B.S. in Community Health
  • B.S. in Kinesiology – Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology, or Motor Behavior

Change of Major Advising

The department will have change of major walk-ins the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted) from 1:30 to 4:00 in Blocker 328. Dates are as follows:

  • December 7, 2018
  • February 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • May 3, 2019

Change of Major to Health

B.S. in Community Health, B.S. in Health, with a concentration in Allied Health or School Health

Requirements: Must be met at the time of application.

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.75
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Students with fewer than 80 total hours (A&M and transfer hours) have preference.
  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
  • Must have completed four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C
    1. MATH 140/141 and 142 (or equivalents)
    2. two of the following sciences: BIOL 107 (or equivalent), CHEM 101/111 (or equivalent), *BIOL 319 (BIOL 2401) or BIOL 320 (BIOL 2402)

*BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are not direct equivalents for BIOL 319 and 320 but can substitute for this degree. Students must take either BIOL 2401 and 2402 at a community college or take BIOL 319 or 320 at A&M. BIOL 2401 is not a prerequisite for BIOL 320.

Change of Major to Health Application

Change of Major to Kinesiology, Exercise Science

(Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology, and Motor Behavior)

Requirements: Must be met at the time of application.

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.75
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Students with fewer than 80 total hours (A&M and transfer hours) have preference.
  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
  • Must have completed four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C
    1. MATH 140/141 and 142 (or equivalents)
    2. two of the following sciences: BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 101/111, CHEM 102/112, PHYS 201, PHYS 202, *BIOL 319 or *BIOL 320

Change of Major to Exercise Science Application

*students changing to kines ex science must take BIO 319 and 320 at Texas A&M University

Change of Major to Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Certification and Dance Science

Requirements: Must be fulfilled at the time of application.

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.50.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Must have completed four of the required courses with a minimum grade of C o both MATH 141 and 142 (or equivalents) o two of the following sciences: BIOL 107 (or equivalent), PHYS 201 (or equivalent), BIOL 319 (*BIOL 2401) or BIOL320 (*BIOL 2402)
  • Students interested in changing their major to Dance Science must have passed an audition with the Dance faculty. For more information, refer to Dance Science.
  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

*BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are not direct equivalents for BIOL 319 and 320 but can substitute for this degree. Students must take either BIOL 2401 and 2402 at a community college or take BIOL 319 or 320. BIOL 2401 will not count as a prerequisite for BIOL 320.

Change of Major to Physical Education Teacher Certification and Dance Science Application

Change of Major to Sport Management

Requirements: Must be met at the time of application.

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.25
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M
  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Change of major to Sport Management Application

Change of Major to Sport Conditioning

Requirements: Must be completed at the time of application.

  • Must have completed BIOL 111, or equivalent with a D or better.
  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.00
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
  • For the University Studies, Sport Conditioning degree, the Coaching minor is required and built into the degree requirements. Please note that the second minor cannot also be from the College of Education and Human Development.

Change of Major to Sport Conditioning Application

Change of Major to Dance Concentration

Requirements: Must be completed at the time of application.

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.00
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Students interested in changing their major to University Studies Dance must have passed an audition with the Dance faculty. For more information, refer to Dance Concentration.
  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
  • Must choose two minors from the list provided here. Please note that only one minor can be from the College of Education and Human Development.

Change of Major to Dance Application

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