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 College 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



The Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management contributes to the quality of life of the citizens of the state, nation and world through the creation and dissemination of innovative knowledge in the areas of:

  • Health education,
  • Exercise physiology,
  • Motor behavior and neuroscience,
  • Sport pedagogy, and
  • Sport management.

Faculty and students conduct research through our 15 research labs and 3 centers and institutes:

The department focuses on research, training and services related to the science and benefits of health, human movement, sport, lifetime fitness activities and wellness.

By the Numbers

In fiscal year 2017 principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Co-Is in the department received approximately $3.2 million in external funding, including grant awards from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, National Institutes of Health, Woodbolt International, Department of Defense, among other agencies and foundations.

Significant initiatives include:

  • Chronic disease prevention and management through exercise and nutrition interventions.
  • Exercise, sport nutrition, and obesity research.
  • Sports medicine and human performance in all ages.
  • Motor neuroscience research in children through elderly adults.
  • Physical activity, health promotion, and wellness.
  • Health equity and reduction of health disparities in underserved populations.
  • Demographics and opportunities in sport and athletics.
  • Management of fitness, health, recreation and sport organizations.

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Research Publications

Undergrad Research Opportunities

Research Studies

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Financial Assistance

Texas A&M University offers many financial aid options to help pay tuition and fees, including scholarships, loans, grants and work-study programs.

Annual Funding

Proposals Submitted by KNSM Faculty for a Total of $3,204,176

Funding Broken Down by Type

Funding Trends: Annual Dollars

Faculty who are PI/CO-PI on Funded Projects


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