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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.

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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Division of Sport Management

Division of Sport Management


The Sport Management program at Texas A&M celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2013. It is not only the largest such program in the U.S., but is universally considered by both academic and industry rankings as one of the top 5 programs in the country.

Vision

To impact the business of sport through challenging educational and preparatory opportunities

Mission

  1. Train and mentor the next generation of scholars for careers in the professorate.
  2. Provide foundational and professional classroom education, combined with real-world opportunities.
  3. Produce future organizational managers, and global citizens, for sport careers and beyond.

This mission is accomplished by disseminating applied sport management knowledge and training, advancing theoretical research on sport organization management, and dedicated service to the state, nation, and world, with attention focused on equity and inclusion. Accordingly, we educate our students and the public in the science of sport organization dynamics to meet the ever-changing economic, cultural, and lifestyle growth patterns in the marketplace. The program meets numerous Imperatives established by Vision 2020 to move Texas A&M into the ranks of the “ten best public universities in the nation.”

The faculty consists of 13 members of all academic ranks, experts in virtually all Sport Management disciplines, who are recognized as outstanding teachers and scholars in the U.S. and internationally. We provide a professional and comprehensive education in the classroom, combined with real-world opportunities through internships with our partner organizations, to produce future leaders of the sport industry.

Our Former Students are employed in virtually every segment of the sport business: Professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLB/MiLB, MLS), media and communications operations (ESPN, Fox Sports, Comcast), college athletic departments (TAMU and dozens of other universities), high school athletic departments, law firms, sport marketing operations, charitable and youth organizations (Little League, Shriners Challenge Baseball, YMCA, Christian camps), country clubs, health and fitness businesses, and many others.

Students also have the opportunity to engage in international experiences such as a 5-week summer study abroad program in Germany and Austria, spring break Field Trip to Munich, Olympic Studies programs to Greece, and other options such as programs in Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico, with others to be added in the future.

If you would like more information on any of our degrees, click the appropriate link on this page. You will be directed to an academic advisor who can answer all of your questions. (Please begin this process with the program advisor rather than a faculty member.)

Sport Management Faculty


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