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 College 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 Kinesiology & Sport Management

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.

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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Baykal Altiner

Baykal Altiner

Baykal is a second-year Ph.D. student and works as a graduate assistant in the division of sport management. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at The University of Central Arkansas in 2014, followed by a Master’s of Kinesiology in Sport Physiology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2018. He was a collegiate athlete at the University of Central Arkansas and is experienced as a strength and conditioning coach at the NCAA Division I level. Broadly, his research interests include the processes of professional development and career viability of Strength and Conditioning Coaches in both Sport and Fitness industries.

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