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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 Health & Kinesiology

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.

(Note: The Health Education division will be realigned into the School of Public Health starting Fall 2022.)

Division of Health Education

Prepares students to help people improve their health, and thereby the quality of life, through effective health education, powerful networking, strong leadership, meaningful research and selfless service to others.

Division of Kinesiology

We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management Program is one of the top 5 programs in the country.

Division of Physical Education Activity Program

PEAP offers health and fitness activity classes to every Texas A&M student.

Former Student Highlight


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.

Watch Her Story


Chandler Stout ’15 discusses her experience as a Sports Management Major at the College of Education and Human Development. Chandler has been heavily involved in student organizations such as Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Freshman Leaders in Progress, Conference on Student Government Association Committee, Big Event, Relay for Life-Aggieland and Fish Camp.

Watch her story

Health & Kinesiology

Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising

HLKN Advising serves students by offering advice on:

  • Course load,
  • Electives (where appropriate),
  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities, and
  • General advising information.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to ensure they’re making adequate progress in their degree program. Be sure to check your email regularly for advising updates and communication.

Before you make an appointment, please be aware of the following periods that may result in a longer than normal waiting period:

  • The week before classes start,
  • The first week of classes (add/drop period),
  • Q-drop deadline, and
  • Pre-registration period (last 6 weeks leading up to graduation).

Future Students

High school or transfer students:

If you are interested in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, but not sure which program best suits you, email the CEHD Recruitment Office, or sign up for a virtual information session.

We offer prospective advising appointments for students who know what program/major they want to apply for. Call our front office at 979-845-4530 and schedule an appointment.

Current A&M Students

Current students should use Navigate through Howdy to schedule an advising appointment. Call our office at 979-845-4530 for questions or assistance.

The HLKN Advising Office is located in the Ghilchrist Building, Suite 145.


Appointments are available for scheduling Monday-Thursday at the following times:

  • 8:30-11:30 am
  • 1:30-4:00 pm

Walk-ins are available for current HLKN students on Fridays from 8:30-11:00 am.

Course Forms

Current students looking for directed studies or research opportunities should fill out the appropriate form as specified by their professor:

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