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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

Health Minor

Health Minor

The health minor is designed for students who want to develop knowledge in health-related topics and engage in courses which complement or enhance the myriad of degree programs available at Texas A&M University. The majority of the courses for this minor are available on-line. Two courses in the health minor meet the International and Cultural Diversity requirements for core curriculum.


Health Minor Requirements:

18 hours to complete minor

All courses must be passed with a “C” or better

  • HLTH 210  – Introduction to the Discipline
  • HLTH 236*^ – Introduction to Health Disparities & Diversity
  • HLTH 231^ – Healthy Lifestyles
  • 9 hours of Health electives from below:
    • HLTH 331 – Community Health
    • HLTH 333^ – Spirituality and Health
    • HLTH 334*^ – Women’s Health
    • HLTH 342+^ – Human Sexuality
    • HLTH 403^ – Consumer Health
    • HLTH 405^ – Rural Health
    • HLTH 407 – Global Health
    • HLTH 429^ – Environmental Health

* Courses meet International and Cultural Diversity Core Curriculum

+ Couse meets Cultural Discourse Core Curriculum

^ Available online

In order to declare the Health Minor, students need to:

  • Have a minimum Texas A&M GPA of 2.0
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Students with fewer than 90 total hours (Texas A&M and transfer hours) have preference.
  • Complete the Health Minor request form

Note: Requirements must be met at the time of application.

Health Minor Request Form

    • You are welcome to email an advisor if you have any questions or call our front desk at (979) 845-4530.

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