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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


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.

Watch Her Story


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

Coaching Minor

Coaching Minor

The coaching minor is designed to prepare students who are pursuing a teacher certification in another field or pursuing another major to be entry level coaches in schools and youth sport leagues.

This minor is also useful to those who work with youth in sports leagues. Admission to this minor is by application only. Students should allow a minimum of three semesters to complete this minor.

Admission to the Coaching Minor

Requirements: Must be completed at the time of application.

  • Must have completed BIOL 111, or its equivalent (BIOL 113 or 107) 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. Thirty students per year are accepted.
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Required Courses

  • HLTH 216 – First Aid (can be taken away from Texas A&M)
  • KINE 199M – Major’s Resistance/Flex
  • KINE 215 – Fundamentals of Coaching
  • KINE 306 – Functional Anatomy for Coaches (can substitute 1 hr of BIOL 319 or equivalent)
  • KINE 302 – Applied Exercise Physiology for Coaches (can substitute 1 hr of BIOL 320 or equivalent)
  • KINE 307 – Lifespan Motor Development
  • KINE 318 – Athletic Injuries

Electives – Must select a minimum of 6 credits (3 courses)

  • KINE 312 – Coaching of Baseball
  • KINE 317 – Coaching of Football
  • KINE 321 – Coaching of Volleyball
  • KINE 351 – Coaching of Basketball
  • KINE 355 – Coaching of Track
  • KINE 334 – Coaching of Personal Training
  • KINE 335 – Coaching of Group Fitness


Program Details

Degree: Minor
Concentration: Coaching
Credit Hours: 18 Hours

Program Deadlines

Spring 2022: August 30, 2021 – September 24, 2021


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