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 College 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:

West Point Faculty Development (M.S.)

West Point Faculty Development

This academic program is only for commissioned officers currently serving in the United States Army and approved by The United States Military Academy at West Point officials.

Our program is a highly specialized, intensive one-year master’s track, with an emphasis in West Point Faculty Development, on advanced, pragmatic training for Army Officers intending to join the West Point teaching faculty in their physical education and training program.

United States Army Officers that attend Texas A&M University will experience a diverse graduate curriculum which includes, but is not limited to, the following state-of-the-art educational opportunities:

  • Training in the physiological, metabolic, and mechanical response to exercise
  • Extreme environments (e.g., heat, altitude)
  • Sports nutrition
  • Adaptations that occur with physical training
  • Pedagogy teaching methodologies
  • Health education foundations and risks
  • Dynamic program training designs
  • Specialized strength and conditioning strategies

In order to optimize and take full advantage of this unique experience, successful applicants are expected to have relevant field experience in the US Army as officers, as well as suggested recommendations regarding academic competencies in a cluster of the following areas of didactic science training: Chemistry, Biology or Biomechanics, or Anatomy & Physiology.


We will only review complete applications. A complete application includes:

  • GraduateCAS application
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a prior professor who can attest to your academic abilities)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Your current resume
How to apply

Program Details

Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Kinesiology
Credit Hours: 37

This academic program is only for commissioned officers currently serving in the United States Army and Approved by West Point Officials. A highly specialized, intensive one-year M.S. track in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in West Point Faculty Development

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Former West Point Program Student: Ben Showman

TAMU offered me the opportunity to learn from and be advised by world-class instructors while also being able to work with the Corps of Cadets. As a future instructor at West Point, I wanted to maximize my interactions with cadets while learning to teach in the field. I was able to be involved with student development through PEAP and to work with the Aggie Corp of Cadet Ranger Challenge Team. The ability to teach courses during the program was beneficial and relevant for my training.

This program exceeded my expectations in challenging and growing me academically and preparing me pedagogically for my current position. Instructors, on the whole, focused not simply on imparting information but on teaching their students to think critically and conceptually; essential skills for the professional in any field.
I completed my TAMU academic experience and now teach a Physical Education course at West Point.

Core Curriculum

Texas A&M offers a rich, holistic experience with a robust graduate Health & Kinesiology Department curriculum, a unique campus environment with a tradition in physical activity for health and performance, and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

The West Point MS track requires completion of 37 credit hours fit within a unique Summer, Fall, and Spring semester degree plan.

Program Highlights

The Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management’s M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in West Point Faculty Development program offers the highest quality academic education that provides an in-depth scientific based approach with relevant content applications:

  • Faculty dedicated to student success
  • Small class sizes to allow individualized instruction and professional development
  • Exposure to a very diverse but representative academic curriculum
  • State of the art academic and athletic facilities
  • An opportunity to teach/train select companies of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
  • Assist with the Corps of Cadets training for the notable Ranger Challenge
  • Opportunity to prepare for viable National Strength & Conditioning Certifications
  • Opportunity to prepare for select ISSN Sport Nutrition Certifications
  • Opportunity to participate with select faculty conducting research
  • Excellent program completion rate for all of our previous commissioned officers


  • MAJ Richard Juten
  • MAJ William Kobbe
  • CPT Gerren Alexander
  • CPT Benjamin Showman
  • CPT Tyler Inman

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