Kinesiology and Sport Management
The Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management (KNSM) is one of the largest academic departments 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 & Human Development, KNSM 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 (>=0.75FTE), 32 staff members and 87 funded graduate assistants.
KNSM is an active member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). The department joins in the efforts of the AKA to promote the discipline of kinesiology as a field of study and to highlight its applications that affect all through research to enhance people ‘s health.
Commitment to Climate & Diversity
KNSM is committed to the continuous improvement of climate, diversity and equity. The college’s three overarching diversity goals are to build individual and organizational capacity; to enhance School climate and to further integrate diversity in all areas of the School; and to systematically evidence and benchmark progress toward SEHD strategy and goal attainment.
Vision & History
The department started as Physical Education in the Athletic Department at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, with the head football coach serving as the department head.
Divisions of Health & Kinesiology
The department is comprised of three divisions: Kinesiology, Sport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program that offer a number of degree programs and outreach programs for continuing education of students and the community.