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COVID-19 Updates and Guidance


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CEHD Updates & FAQs

We will continue to update information as it comes available.

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 3,000 undergraduate students, 246 master’s students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members, 32 staff members and 90 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.

Division of Kinesiology

We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management Program is one of the top 5 programs in the country.

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

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Prospective Students


Health and Kinesiology Graduating Seniors!

Due to COVID-19, seniors graduating from Health and Kinesiology will face one of the most precarious economies and worst hiring seasons since the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Here is how we are going to help!

If you are graduating in May, August, or December 2020 with a 3.0 GPA or higher, you can participate in our Quick Admit program to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the following programs:  Sport Management, Kinesiology, Health Education.

Anyone who would like to pursue this option is encouraged to contact the Health and Kinesiology Graduate Advisors, Tyler Fadal at tylerfadal@tamu.edu or Carmen Hoffmann at hoffmannc@tamu.edu.

Benefits

  • Short, simple application
  • No application fees
  • No GRE requirement
  • No letters of recommendation required
  • Expedited application review

 

This is How the Quick Admit Process Works:

Students who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in HLKN (i.e., the same department from which they are graduating), and who have a 3.0 GPA or higher will undergo an expedited review based on their undergraduate transcript in Howdy.  

 

Fill out the application by clicking the link below.  Please be prepared to choose a preferred major and a starting semester.  (Note: those seeking admission to Sport Management may choose a distance education or face-to-face option; the face-to-face will only be accepting for Fall 2020 start, whereas distance can start Summer, Fall, or Spring).

 

Application deadlines are as follows:

For Summer 2020: May 15, 2020 (This is only for Sport Management distance program, and Health Education face-to-face)

For Fall 2020 all programs: June 15, 2020

Applicants will be notified of a decision by the Health and Kinesiology Graduate Studies Office within several weeks of a fully completed application.

*NOTE* Application is not submitted until you digitally sign and hit the “SUBMIT” button on the last page.

 

Use this link to apply.

 

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, please email:

cehd-recruitment@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 Dr. 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, please email cehd-recruitment@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

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

  • BEGINNING FALL 2020: Complete two MATH courses that satisfies core curriculum with the exception of MATH 150 (refer to Texas A&M core curriculum for a list of courses)
  • Complete two of the following: BIOL 1413 or BIOL 1406 (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 - 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 ENGL 1301 and SPCH 1315

CHANGE OF MAJOR


CHANGE OF MAJOR ADMISSIONS DEADLINES

Spring 2021: Aug. 19, 2020 – Sept. 15, 2020

Summer 2021: Jan. 7, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2021

Fall 2021: June 1, 2021, June 28, 2021

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.

Students now submit their change of curriculum requests online through Howdy.

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

Change of Major Advising

The HLKN Advising office will have change of major walk-ins virtually the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted) from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Please use this Zoom link, https://tamu.zoom.us/j/94612430260, to access the virtual change of major walk-ins on the specified dates below:

  • August 7th, 2020
  • September 4th, 2020
  • October 2nd, 2020
  • November 6th, 2020
  • December 4th, 2020
  • January 8th, 2021

If you have any questions in regards to change of major walk-ins, please call our front office at (979)845-4530.

Change of Major to Health

B.S. in Community Health or B.S. in Health, Allied Health Concentration

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 a 3.0 GPA for Allied Health and a 2.5 GPA for Community Health
    1. BEGINNING FALL 2020: Complete two MATH courses that satisfies core curriculum with the exception of MATH 150 (refer to Texas A&M core curriculum for a list of courses)
    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 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

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

Change of Major to Kinesiology, 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 Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Science

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.25.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Must have completed the required courses below with a minimum grade of C:
    • Math 140 / MATH 141 and 142 (or equivalents)
    • Two of the following sciences: BIOL 107 (or equivalent), PHYS 201 (or equivalent), BIOL 319 (*BIOL 2401) or BIOL320 (*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. BIOL 2401 will not count as a prerequisite for BIOL 320.

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 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.

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