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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Kinesiology & Sport Management

Division of Physical Education Activity Program

Physical Education Activity Program

At Texas A&M, we know that going to college is more than classes and studying. That’s where the Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) comes in. PEAP offers health and fitness activity classes to every Texas A&M student.

Students take a wide range of KINE 199 elective courses, including:

  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates
  • Self-defense
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobic running
  • Archery
  • Bowling
  • Weight training
  • Fencing
  • Soccer

PEAP offers courses to fulfill the science core curriculum for Texas A&M students.

  • In KINE 120 (one credit course), students learn the fundamentals of stress, exercise, nutrition, disease and drug use while participating in a physical activity of their choice.
  • KINE 223 (three credit hours) incorporates several domains of integrative learning. Here, students will learn fundamentals of health, science, and performance while participating in a physical activity of their choice.

Most courses are taken in the Physical Education Activity Program Building. The PEAP building has a large open-court area, which can be configured to four full-size basketball courts, six volleyball courts or 12 badminton courts. Other features include areas for gymnastics, archery, fencing, boot camp activities yoga, and Pilates. A lighted walking trail is located behind the building. This running and walking trail is open is open to the public. Over 25,000 Texas A&M students take classes from PEAP faculty, with thousands of others using the facilities through Texas A&M’s Department of Recreational Sports.

The PEAP Building replaced physical education programs that were housed in G. Rollie White Coliseum and the Read Building. Both buildings were razed as part of the redevelopment of Kyle Field.

Physical Education Activity Program Faculty

The instructors in the Physical Education Activity Program want every student to develop a lifetime commitment to activity, fitness and wellness. Our goal is that every Aggie leaves Texas A&M with an appreciation for physical activity so they can live healthy lives.

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