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 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.

Watch her story

Kinesiology & Sport Management


KNSM Facilities

Gilchrist Building

The department moved into the fully renovated Gilchrist Building at the beginning of 2020. Faculty from Health Education, Kinesiology (exercise science, pedagogy, motor neuroscience, etc), and Sport Management, as well as administrative, business and advising offices are located in the building.

PEAP Building

Part of KNSM focusing on lifetime wellness and fitness are housed at the Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) Building.

PEAP offers activity classes to every Texas A&M student. There are over 50 courses, including aerobic running, archery, badminton, bowling, weight training, fencing, soccer, golf, gymnastics, handball, mountain biking, Pilates, self-defense, volleyball and yoga.

Huffines Institute

The Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance is located in Player Development Center-West Campus. The Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy is also located in the facility.

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