The Department of Health and Kinesiology Is Moving West
In 2020, the 67,000 square foot Gilchrist Building will be the new home of the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN). The building will house classrooms and offices for Health Education, most of Kinesiology, and Sport Management.
- The Human Clinical Research Facility (exercise and aging research)
- Physical Education Activity Program Building (activity courses)
- Player Development Center-West Campus (first responder and athletic research)
First floor of the three story building will have public spaces, including a 21st century lecture hall with over 130 seats for students. There will also be two-25 seat classrooms, teaching labs, meeting space, and offices for administration and advising.
The second floor will be home to the divisions of Health Education and Sport Management, with a 50 seat classroom, graduate student work area, and office space.
The third floor will be outfitted for our Kinesiology based research. Included are new biosafety research laboratories with support spaces, research dry labs, as well as office and meeting spaces.
Parking for faculty and staff is located behind the building in Lot 113. Plenty of student parking is available in the Fan Field Parking Lots, between Gilchrist and the Bush School.
The Gilchrist Building is located at 2929 Research Pkwy, College Station, TX 77845.
Pictures of the renovation are available on our Facebook page.
The building is named after Gibb Gilchrist (December 23, 1887-May 12, 1972), who served as president of Texas A&M University (1944-1948) and the first chancellor of The Texas A&M University System (1948-1953).
The building was named in his honor by the previous occupants from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.