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 Sport Management

Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management program at Texas A&M celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2013. It is not only the largest such program in the U.S., but is universally considered by both academic and industry rankings as one of the top 5 programs in the country.


To impact the business of sport through challenging educational and preparatory opportunities.


  1. Train and mentor the next generation of scholars for careers in the professorate.
  2. Provide foundational and professional classroom education, combined with real-world opportunities.
  3. Produce future organizational managers, and global citizens, for sport careers and beyond.

This mission is accomplished by disseminating applied sport management knowledge and training, advancing theoretical research on sport organization management, and dedicated service to the state, nation, and world, with attention focused on equity and inclusion. Accordingly, we educate our students and the public in the science of sport organization dynamics to meet the ever-changing economic, cultural, and lifestyle growth patterns in the marketplace. The program meets numerous Imperatives established by Vision 2020 to move Texas A&M into the ranks of the “ten best public universities in the nation.”

Former Student Success

Our Former Students are employed in virtually every segment of the sport business: Professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLB/MiLB, MLS), media and communications operations (ESPN, Fox Sports, Comcast), college athletic departments (TAMU and dozens of other universities), high school athletic departments, law firms, sport marketing operations, charitable and youth organizations (Little League, Shriners Challenge Baseball, YMCA, Christian camps), country clubs, health and fitness businesses, and many others.

Student Opportunities

Our students have the opportunity to engage in international experiences such as a 5-week summer study abroad program in Germany and Austria, spring break Field Trip to Munich, Olympic Studies programs to Greece, and other options such as programs in Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico, with others to be added in the future.

Culminating Experience

The Culminating Experience epitomizes the application of student learning. The students become co-creators of their learning, customizing their experience within each option to best suit their career goals. Faculty work one-on-one with students to ensure they have a robust plan for completing their experience and have the needed resources. Culminating Experience options include:

Sport Management Faculty

The faculty consists of members of all academic ranks, experts in virtually all Sport Management disciplines, who are recognized as outstanding teachers and scholars in the U.S. and internationally. We provide a professional and comprehensive education in the classroom, combined with real-world opportunities through internships with our partner organizations, to produce future leaders of the sport industry.

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