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 for students who are pursuing coaching in various settings, such as public and private schools, club sports, and youth sport leagues. It may also be useful to those who plan to work in the fitness industry.

  • 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.
  • Must complete an application during the stated application timeline.

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

Apply to the Coaching Minor


The coaching minor is an 18 hour minor composed of the following coursework:

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

  • KINE 215 (3 credits) – Fundamentals of Coaching
  • KINE 318 (3 credits) – Care of the Athlete
  • KINE 325 (3 credits) – Administration & Athletic Operations
  • KINE 370 (3 credits) – Basic Biology of Performance for Coaches

Electives – select 3 courses total (6 credit hours)

  • KINE 312 (2 credits) – Coaching of Baseball
  • KINE 314 (2 credits) – Coaching of Soccer
  • KINE 317 (2 credits) – Coaching of Football
  • KINE 321 (2 credits) – Coaching of Volleyball
  • KINE 334 (2 credits) – Coaching of Personal Training
  • KINE 335 (2 credits) – Coaching of Group Fitness
  • KINE 345 (2 credits) – Coaching of Weight Training 
  • KINE 351 (2 credits) – Coaching of Basketball
  • KINE 353 (2 credits) – Coaching of Softball
  • KINE 355 (2 credits) – Coaching of Track

Program Details

Degree: Minor
Concentration: Coaching
Credit Hours: 18 Hours

Program Deadlines

Fall 2024: May 14th, 2024 to June 24th, 2024


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