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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 3,500 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.


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.

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Division of Kinesiology

We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

Swimming lessons

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


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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SPLASH Program

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.

This program is designed to prepare undergraduate majors in the Department of Health & Kinesiology and other related programs for working with children with special needs. With this intent, the participants must be between the ages of five and 21, the ages that receive public school education. This age group is used to better prepare Texas A&M students for their teaching careers.

During this program, the participants are assigned to an Aggie buddy. This buddy will perform a simple assessment of swimming skills. Based upon this assessment, as well as the participant’s interests, lesson plans are developed to guide each week’s activities. At the end of the 5-week session, the parents will receive a progress report, and the participant will receive a certificate of participation. Parents are encouraged to share information regarding their child and family’s interests as well as any other pertinent information.

The program is held for two sessions in the fall and two sessions in the spring, and meets for five consecutive weeks. Each session is limited to 12 children.



Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

  • Session 1: February 6, February 20, February 27, March 6, March 20
  • Session 2: March 27, April 3, April 10, April17, April 24


Student Rec Center (Instructional Pool)


$55 per session


  1. Register for desired session and pay online
    • Session 1: February 6, February 20, February 27, March 6, March 20
    • Session 2: March 27, April 3, April 10, April17, April 24
  2. Complete three forms and submit to SPLASH
  3. Submit the three forms to SPLASH by mail at:

4245 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4245

When all forms are received, SPLASH will send a confirmation email. Program schedules will be sent out in either late August or late January to registered members of the program.

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