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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 Health & Kinesiology

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.

(Note: The Health Education division will be realigned into the School of Public Health starting Fall 2022.)

Division of Kinesiology

We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management Program is one of the top 5 programs in the country.

Division of Physical Education Activity Program

PEAP offers health and fitness activity classes to every Texas A&M student.

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

Bachelor's Admissions

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Future Students


  • Students applying to an undergraduate program must follow all department admissions requirements.
  • If you are a high school or transfer student interested in more information about our programs, please email: sehd-recruitment@tamu.edu

Freshman Admissions


Freshman admissions, for students with no previous college credit, must apply through Texas A&M’s Office of Admissions. All majors in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management are impacted. Admission to these programs will be limited.

Readmits


Readmissions must follow all Texas A&M readmission requirements. Readmission to programs in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management is not guaranteed.

Students should contact Alyssa Locklear for more information about readmission.

Transfer Admissions


The B.S. in Kinesiology Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology, and Motor Behavior options are all impacted majors. Admission to these programs is limited.

For questions about transferring into KNSM, please email sehd-recruitment@tamu.edu. In addition to Texas A&M admission requirements, transfer applicants must follow KNSM transfer admissions requirements:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPR
  • Completion of 24 transfer hours
  • Must have grades on transcript at time of review to be considered for admission

Students with a GPR of 3.0 or higher is preferred.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Additional guidelines for specific programs are listed below:

Transfer Admissions - Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology and Motor Behavior

Complete four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C

  • Complete MATH 1324 and MATH 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete two of the following: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402 (or equivalents)
  • Recommended (but not required) courses: ENGL 1302, SPCH 1315, PHED 1301, PSYC 2301,
  • Students must take BIOL 319 and BIOL 320 (Anatomy & Physiology I & II) at Texas A&M

Transfer Admissions - Exercise & Sport Science

Complete four of the following courses with a C or better in each course:

  • Complete MATH 1324 and 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete two of the following: BIOL 1406 (or equivalent), PHYS 1401 (or equivalent), *BIOL 2401, *BIOL 2402
  • Recommended (but not required) courses: ENGL 1302, 2311 and PHED 1301

*BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 are not direct equivalents for BIOL 319 and 320 but can substitute for this degree. Students must take either BIOL 2401 and 2402 at a community college or take BIOL 319 or 320 at Texas A&M. BIOL 2401 will not count as a prerequisite for BIOL 320.

Transfer Admissions - Sport Management

Complete the following courses with a C or better in each course:

  • Complete MATH 1324 and 1325 (or equivalents)
  • Complete ENGL 1301 and SPCH 1315

Change of Major


Change of Major Admissions Deadlines

Spring 2023:   August 17, 2022 – September 21, 2022

Summer 2023:   December 20, 2022 – February 13, 2023

Fall 2023:       May 16, 2023 – June 27, 2023

Prospective change of major students must submit a change of major application and meet the minimum change of major requirements detailed below at the time of application. Students will be notified no later than 10 business days after the application deadline.

To complete the change of major process, accepted applicants must attend the mandatory Change of Major processing meeting. Details about this meeting are in the email you will receive if accepted.

Students now submit their change of curriculum requests online through Howdy.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Limited Admissions

  • B.S. in Kinesiology – Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology, or Motor Behavior

Change of Major Advising

The KNSM Advising office will have change of major walk-ins in-person and virtually the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted) from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Access the virtual change of major walk-ins via Zoom on the specified dates below:

  • September 2, 2022
  • October 7, 2022
  • November 4, 2022
  • December 2, 2022
  • January 6, 2023

If you have any questions in regards to change of major walk-ins, please call our front office at (979)845-4530.

Change of Major to Kinesiology, Exercise Science

(Applied Exercise Physiology, Basic Exercise Physiology, and Motor Behavior)

Requirements: Must be met at the time of application.

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.75
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.
  • Students with fewer than 80 total hours (A&M and transfer hours) have preference.
  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.
  • Must have completed four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C
    1. MATH 140/141 and 142 (or equivalents)
    2. two of the following sciences: BIOL 111, BIOL 112, CHEM 119, CHEM 120, PHYS 201, PHYS 202, *BIOL 319 or *BIOL 320

*Students changing to KINE Exercise Science must take BIOL 319 and 320 at Texas A&M University

Change of Major to Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Science

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Must have completed four of the required courses with B average and a minimum grade of C

MATH 140/141 and 142 (or equivalents)

two of the following sciences: BIOL 107 or BIOL 111, PHYS 201, *BIOL 319 or *BIOL 320

*Students changing to KINE Exercise & Sport Science may take BIOL 319 and 320 at Texas A&M University or BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402 from a community college.

All other kinesiology majors must take BIOL 319 and BIOL 320 at Texas A&M University.

Change of Major to Sport Management

Requirements:  Must be met at time of application.

  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.5
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M
  • Must not have more than maximum of 60 total hours

*ENGL 103/104 and COMM 203 or their equivalents are preferred

  • Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis.  Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

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