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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.

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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.

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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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Financial Assistance

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. Information can be found on the university’s Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

The college financial assistance page has additional information for college-specific assistance.

Tuition and fees are determined by Texas A&M University’s Student Business Services Department. Cost of attendance information can be found at their website: tuition.tamu.edu

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UNDERGRADUATE


NOTE:  All Department of Health and Kinesiology scholarships are awarded in April for the following academic year.

HLKN undergraduates are eligible for more than 20 scholarships from four funds. Students may not be awarded more than one scholarship and must reapply each year.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS:

  • Minimum GPR
    • Current Student: 2.75
    • Incoming freshman: SAT score of 1000 or ACT of 24 or top 25% of graduating class
  • Full-time student in HLKN (Enrolled in 12 credit hours at Texas A&M University and declared major in HLKN)
  • At this time departmental scholarships are not available to incoming transfer students.

STEPS TO APPLY

  1. Complete an online application as noted below.  For more information about these applications, please use the Texas A&M Scholarships website.
    • Current TAMU students should complete the University Scholarship Application for Continuing Students including the Health and Kinesiology section.
    • Incoming freshmen should submit the scholarship application via the Apply Texas application.
  2. Complete FAFSA, if pursing scholarship awarded on financial need

DEADLINES TO APPLY

Continuing students and Incoming freshmen: All due dates are listed on the Texas A&M University Scholarship and Financial Aid website under Important Dates.

Questions and requests for more information can be submitted to Dr. Rhonda Rahn at 979-845-1471 or rrahn@tamu.edu.

*The number of scholarships and scholarship amounts for each scholarship is subject to change depending on available funds.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Tom and Joan Read Endowment for Health and Kinesiology

  • Open to all majors in Health and Kinesiology
  • Awarded on academic merit and financial need
  • $1,500 per academic year ($750 fall and spring semester)*

Marhorie Ann Johnson Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded to junior or senior kinesiology majors
  • Awarded on academic merit
  • $1,000 per academic year ($500 fall and spring semester)*

N. Gayle Schmidt Undergraduate/Graduate Health Scholarships

  • Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in health
  • Awarded on academic merit
  • $1,000 per academic year ($500 fall and spring semester)*

 

William B. Roman, Jr. '50 Endowed Scholarship in Health and Kinesiology

  • Open to all majors in Health and Kinesiology
  • Awarded on academic merit and financial need
  • $1,000 per academic year ($500 fall and spring semester)*

 

Lisa H. '86 and Peter H. Currie '85 Sport Management Scholarship

  • Open to all sport management majors in Health and Kinesiology
  • Awarded on academic merit and financial need
  • $1,000 per academic year ($500 fall and spring semester)*

 

Dance Program Scholarships

Students enrolled in the Dance Program, are eligible to apply for additional scholarships. For more information, visit the Dance Scholarships page.

GRADUATE


Texas A&M offers the Graduate Merit and Graduate Diversity Fellowship for first-time graduate students. The department nominates students for the fellowship. Graduate students should refer to the Office of Graduate Studies to learn more about graduate assistantships, fellowships, and grants.

HLKN graduates are eligible for a variety of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and grants.

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantship opportunities are posted on Jobs for Aggies. For more information regarding graduate assistantships, visit Texas A&M University Financial Aid.

PEAP TEACHING GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS (GAT)

  • Teach activity courses and combined lecture/activity courses for undergraduates
  • Have relevant teaching or expertise in activities to be taught

To apply, complete the application form and submit to Mr. Frank Thomas, PEAP Director, with a resume by March 1.

Download PEAP Application

OTHER TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

Arranged by the graduate faculty advisor.

Research Assistantships

RESEARCH GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS (GAR)

Communicate directly with faculty members.

 

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