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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

Research

Research


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.

BY THE NUMBERS


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

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Research Publications

Undergrad Research Opportunities

Research Studies

Financial Assistance


Texas A&M University offers many financial aid options to help pay tuition and fees, including scholarships, loans, grants and work-study programs.

Annual Funding for 2017

Proposals Submitted by HLKN Faculty in 2017 for a Total of $3,204,176

FUNDING BROKEN DOWN BY AGENCY TYPE


FUNDING TRENDS – ANNUAL DOLLARS


FACULTY WHO ARE PI/CO-PI ON FUNDED PROJECTS


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Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

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