The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management (KNSM) is one the largest academic department at Texas A&M University, generating over 90,000 credit hours and 200,000 (modified) weighted student credit hours each year.

As one of four departments in the School of Education and Human Development, KNSM is currently home to over 3,000 undergraduate students, 246 master’s students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members, 32 staff members and 90 funded graduate assistants.

Divisions of Health & Kinesiology

The department is comprised of three divisions: KinesiologySport 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 Kinesiology

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

Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management Program is one of the top 5 programs in the country.

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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Anne Dietrich

Anne Dietrich

Anne is a Ph.D. student in the Sport Management program working under Dr. Brian McCullough. She works as a graduate research assistant within SPMT, while serving on the Graduate Student Association Board and Graduate and Professional School Government Senate. Anne received her Master of Science from Leipzig University in Sustainable Development in 2020 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) from the Ohio State University.

Previous to getting her PhD, Anne worked for a European Innovation Consultancy, Tesla, Parley for the Oceans and various other NGOs. Lastly, Anne’s passion for sport and sustainability stems from her long participation in sport. She competed for the German U19 and U23 National Rowing team, winning medals at world championships. Furthermore, during her time at the Ohio State University, she and her team won the NCAA Championship twice and accomplished Big Ten Champion four years in a row. Anne’s research focusses on sport sustainability. Specifically, she aims to develop engaging sport sustainability strategy, based on stakeholder involvement. She is also interested in the roles of athletes in the sustainability transition.

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