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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.

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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.

Watch Her Story

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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Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising


Advisors are willing to give advice on course load, electives (where appropriate), transfer classes from other colleges and universities as well as general advising information. HLKN students are not required to attend an advising session. However, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to make sure they are progressing adequately toward their degree. Students should read emails from their advisors to be informed of any changes or important information.

While the advising staff strives to see each student who needs an appointment, there are busy times of the year (add/drop period, Q-drop deadline, pre-registration, etc.). Students should plan accordingly. There are three potential methods of communicating with your advisor: email, phone or appointment. Walk-in advising is available on a limited basis.

To make the most of your advising appointment, come prepared. Keep up with your degree plan, bring a prepared schedule and meet during off-peak times.

Current Students


Phone: (979) 845-4530

Location: Blocker Building Suite 328

By Appointment
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8:30-11:00 a.m. and 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Walk-Ins – Please call the office to confirm walk-ins are being held
Monday, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Prospective Students


If you are a high school or transfer student interested in more information about our programs, contact:

Casey Ricketts
Office of the Dean
104-A Heaton
(979) 862-7167
cricketts@tamu.edu

Undergraduate Advisors


Our Programs


Physical Education Teacher Certification

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Physical Education Teacher Certification

Sport Management

Earn a B.S. in Sport Management

UNST Sports Conditioning Concentration

Earn a B.S. in University Studies with a Sports Conditioning Concentration

Dance Concentration

Earn a B.S. in University Studies with a Dance Concentration

Applied Exercise Physiology

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Applied Exercise Physiology

Basic Exercise Physiology

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Basic Exercise Physiology

Dance Science

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Dance Science

B.S. in Kinesiology/ M.S. in Athletic Training (3+2 Dual Degree)

B.S. in Kinesiology & M.S. in Athletic Training (3+2 Dual Degree Program)

Motor Behavior

Earn a B.S. in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Motor Behavior

School Health

Earn a B.S. in Health with an emphasis in School Health

Community Health

Earn a B.S. in Community Health.

Allied Health

Earn a B.S. in Health with an emphasis in Allied Health

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