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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Master's in Kinesiology, Emphasis in:

Motor Neuroscience (M.S.)

M.S. in Kinesiology: Emphasis in Motor Neuroscience

Motor Neurosciences prepares students for teaching and research careers in motor behavior.

Laboratories support the motor behavior programs with emphases in Motor Control, Motor Learning and Child Movement. These laboratories provide the most modern facilities and use technologies that allow online data collection and processing, sophisticated presentation of auditory and visual stimuli, as well as the opportunity to use human and animal research models.

In addition to work conducted in the laboratories, supplemental experiences are available in:

  • Electrical engineering (robotics),
  • Computer science (artificial intelligence),
  • Industrial engineering (human factors), and
  • Psychology.


The M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Motor Neuroscience (Motor Behavior), provides advanced training with an emphasis on research. This program is experimentally oriented and is specifically designed to provide students with a thorough foundation in the theoretical processes that assist the performance and learning of perceptual motor skills.


Application Deadlines

Fall : January 15

For more information on admissions and the application process, please visit our Master’s Admissions page.

Program Details

Degree: Master of Science in Kinesiology
Emphasis: Motor Neuroscience

Tuition calculator

You will choose “Graduate” at the top in the maroon and select “Education and Human Development” in the College or School drop-down menu. A full-time graduate student takes 9 hours.


For a better understanding of your total cost of attendance (COA), please visit our Cost and Tuition Rates page. 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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The Division of Kinesiology faculty prepares students as leaders and innovators in careers in the public education forum and exercise science.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?

    The Graduate Advising Office is located on the first floor of the Gilchrist Building. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Office: Gibb Gilchrist Building

    You can email us general questions at

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

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

  • Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?

    Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance. Please visit the Funding Your Education page for more information.

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