The Department of Health and Kinesiology contributes to the quality of life of the citizens of the state, nation and world through the creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge in the areas of health education, exercise physiology, motor behavior and neuroscience, sport pedagogy and sport management.
Faculty and students conduct research through our 15 research labs and 4 centers and institutes that include the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance (Huffines), the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL), the Center for Sport Management Research and Education (CSMRE) and the Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research (TCHER). The department focuses on research, training and services related to the science and benefits of health, human movement, sport, lifetime fitness activities and wellness.
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In fiscal year 2017 principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Co-Is in the department received approximately $3.2 million in external funding, including grant awards from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, National Institutes of Health, Woodbolt International, Department of Defense, among other agencies and foundations.
Significant initiatives include:
- chronic disease prevention and management through exercise and nutrition interventions
- exercise, sport nutrition, and obesity research
- sports medicine and human performance in all ages
- motor neuroscience research in children through elderly adults
- physical activity, health promotion, and wellness
- health equity and reduction of health disparities in underserved populations
- diversity in sport and athletics
- management of fitness, health, recreation and sport organizations
Texas A&M University offers many financial aid options to help pay tuition and fees, including scholarships, loans, grants and work-study programs.