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

Coaching Minor

Coaching Minor

The coaching minor is designed to prepare students who are pursuing a teacher certification in another field or pursuing another major to be entry-level coaches in schools and youth sport leagues.

  • This minor is also useful to those who work with youth in sports leagues.
  • Admission to our minor program is by application only.
  • Students should allow a minimum of three semesters to complete this minor.

Admission to the Coaching Minor

Requirements must be completed at the time of application.

  • Must have completed BIOL 111, or its equivalent (BIOL 113 or 107) with a D or better.
  • Must have a minimum Texas A&M GPR of 2.00
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 graded hours at Texas A&M.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by a committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Thirty students per year are accepted.

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Required Courses

  • KINE 216 – First Aid (can be taken away from Texas A&M)
  • KINE 199M – Major’s Resistance/Flex
  • KINE 215 – Fundamentals of Coaching
  • KINE 306 – Functional Anatomy for Coaches (can substitute 1 hr of BIOL 319 or equivalent)
  • KINE 302 – Applied Exercise Physiology for Coaches (can substitute 1 hr of BIOL 320 or equivalent)
  • KINE 307 – Lifespan Motor Development
  • KINE 318 – Athletic Injuries

Electives – select a minimum of 6 credits (3 courses)

  • KINE 312 – Coaching of Baseball
  • KINE 314 – Coaching of Soccer
  • KINE 317 – Coaching of Football
  • KINE 321 – Coaching of Volleyball
  • KINE 334 – Coaching of Personal Training
  • KINE 335 – Coaching of Group Fitness
  • KINE 351 – Coaching of Basketball


Program Details

Degree: Minor
Concentration: Coaching
Credit Hours: 18 Hours

Program Deadlines

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


Kaitlyn Hiney

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William Coady

Instructional Associate Professor

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