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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Hailey Harris

Hailey Harris

Hailey is a first-year Ph.D. student and works as a graduate assistant in Education Outreach under Dr. Matthew Etchells. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Leadership at Texas A&M in 2016, followed by a Master of Science in Sport Management at Texas A&M in 2019. She was a collegiate athlete at Houston Baptist University and later became an undergraduate and graduate student assistant for Texas A&M Softball.

After her time at Texas A&M, she worked for Cal State Fullerton and East Carolina Baseball in operations and development. Throughout her eight years in the field, she was part of five regionals, two super regionals, two regional championships, a super regional championship and a Women’s College World Series appearance. Broadly, her research interests are in marketing and communications directed towards communications processes and behavioral science in this area as well as athlete branding.

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