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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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Health & Kinesiology

Centers & Outreach

HLKN Centers


CENTER FOR SPORT MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

CENTER FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN AGING AND LONGEVITY

SYDNEY AND J.L. HUFFINES INSTITUTE FOR SPORTS MEDICINE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

TRANSDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH

CPR First Aid


Two courses are offered through the Continuing Education CPR First Aid program: the American Heart Association HeartCode BLS (CPR) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons First Aid. The HeartCode BLS course is intended for healthcare providers and covers CPR skills, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. The First Aid course is for anyone interested or required to take first aid.

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ChallengeWorks


ChallengeWorks is a program designed to help organizations un-tap their potential of employees working together effectively.

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FitLife


FITLIFE is a university-based exercise & physical fitness program directed by the Applied Exercise Science Laboratory.

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Huffines Institute


Since our beginning, the Huffines Institute’s mission has evolved to connect exercise scientists, practitioners, and the public to help spread the word that activity and exercise are the cheapest and most efficient forms of disease prevention and symptom alleviation.  We believe that the Institute’s mission will lead not only to better athletes, but also to better health in the general public.  That’s one of the reasons that we not only have an extensive mission to help athletes become better performers, but also why our public outreach efforts through our podcasts, Hilliard Discussions, and online text articles continue to be viewed by users around the world.

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SPLASH Program


Special Populations Learn Aquatics with Aggie Students Helping (SPLASH) is a water activity program designed to benefit both Texas A&M University students and the local community.

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Summer Teaching Intensive


The first annual Teacher Intensive was held June 20-21, 2014 on campus at Texas A&M in the newly built Physical Education and Activity Programs building which now houses a yoga studio with yoga wall, pilates studio, 3 spacious dance studios.

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Teen Dance Summer Intensive


The Teen Dance Summer Intensive is designed to provide students ages 13-18 with the opportunity to explore their interest in dance at Texas A&M.  Each begins with a conditioning class to prepare for a full day of performing.  All students take a daily ballet and modern dance class.

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