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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.

(Note: The Health Education division will be realigned into the School of Public Health starting Fall 2022.)

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.

Watch her story

Ashlyn Hardie

Ashlyn Hardie

Ashlyn is a second year doctoral student in the Division of Sport Management, working under the advisement of Dr. Marlene Dixon. She works as an instructor of record, graduate teaching assistant, and graduate research assistant within SPMT, while serving on the Graduate Student Association Board. Her research focus lies within the sport for development and peace (SDP) sector, primarily on sustainability of SDP partnerships and the power dynamics that influence practice and research within the field.

Ashlyn competed as a women’s soccer collegiate athlete while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Wingate University in North Carolina (2015). She then worked as a Graduate Assistant Soccer Coach for the Men and Women’s Soccer teams at Averett University in Virginia (2017), where she earned her Masters in Business Administration. Prior to her start at Texas A&M, she worked for Coaches Across Continents (CAC), a globally recognized sport for social impact organization. Through her role at CAC Ashlyn worked in the field throughout 14 countries, consulting dozens of diverse SDP partners and stakeholders on curriculum design, program sustainability, and strategic approaches for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Ashlyn remains active as a practitioner within the SDP sector today as she continues her academic journey.

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