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.

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3+2 Dual Degree

Bachelor's in Kinesiology / Master's in Athletic Training

B.S. in Kinesiology / M.S. in Athletic Training

The dual degree program (3+2) allows undergraduate Kinesiology students to enter the Master of Science in Athletic Training program the beginning of their fourth year at Texas A&M University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree in five years.


Students will follow departmental requirements for admission into the professional phase of the BS in Kinesiology. Kinesiology majors who have at least a 3.25 GPA and who will have completed all of their prescribed courses by the spring of their junior year will be eligible to apply for the five-year program.

Applicants to the five-year program will follow the same criteria as traditional students with the addition of having earned a B or better in ATTR 201, ATTR 202, ATTR 301, and ATTR 302. They will submit the same materials as other MSAT applicants by the spring deadline of their junior year.  Students applying to the MSAT program from the 3+2 option will receive priority review for admission into the MSAT program with the top five applicants from the 3+2 option having a secured seat in the MSAT program. Other 3+2 applicants who meet minimum requirements will have their applications reviewed on a competitive basis.

Students not accepted into the MSAT program or who are unable to continue with the 3+2 program may complete the remaining requirements for the BS degree in Kinesiology in a concentration that is most suitable to their needs (e.g., Motor Behavior, Applied Exercise Physiology). Students transitioned to the traditional bachelor’s degree will be welcomed to apply to the MSAT program at the conclusion of their bachelor’s degree.

How to apply

For prospective undergraduate students, we will hold Athletic Training information sessions during Aggie Information Day and Aggieland Saturday.

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor’s in Kinesiology / Master’s in Athletic Training
Emphasis: Athletic Training
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
Credit Hours: 156 Hours

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Degree Plan

Students continuing into the 4th year of the 3+2 program must finish the entire 156 hours to obtain both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.  Students will be conferred with two degrees once they complete the 5th year of the concurrent program.

Students in the 3+2 program will be required to complete the same two-year, 60 hour curriculum as other students admitted to the MSAT program.  Students will take:

  • 96 hours of undergraduate courses
  • 60 hours of graduate course work (24 hours will be applied to the undergraduate degree)

Students are required to maintain a 3.25 GPA through the first 24 hours of graduate course work at which time the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Students continuing in the 3+2 program will change from U4 to G7 status when they complete 96 hours.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the dual degree program.

The undergraduate portion of the plan is a suggested plan and should be followed closely.

There may be some modifications in course order that can occur but students should consult with the departmental academic advisor for the dual degree program before changes are made in order to ensure they are meeting all dual degree requirements.

Contact Advisors

Frances Fuller

Academic Advisor II

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • I still have questions. Who can I contact to help me?

    Please feel free to contact our front office at 979-845-4530 for further questions.

  • I am a transfer student and I want to change my major to an KNSM program. What courses will transfer?

    For courses not specified in our transfer requirements per major, refer to our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.

  • How can these programs help me get into professional school?

    Our programs typically have pre-requisites built in, or can be paired with courses offered at Texas A&M. Your advisor will work with you on your academic goals while keeping graduation a top priority. You will be encouraged to get in contact with the Professional School Advising Office; they provide resources and services that can help you get into the professional school of your choice.

  • What are the typical program costs?

    The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Estimate your attendance cost.

    Please note: you must update the program hours.

  • I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?

    Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

Tuition & Fees

“For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our cost and tuition rates webpage ( tuition-rates). This webpage will provide you with an opportunity to review estimated COA information for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as other resources such as the tuition calculator and billing and fee explanations.”

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