The Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and is ranked first in class count (over 1,700) and student enrollment (over 54,000) generating over 89,000 credit hours and 164,000 weighted student credit hours each year.  The department is comprised of four divisions: Health EducationKinesiologySport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program that offer a number of degree programs and outreach programs for continuing education of students and the community.  

HLKN is an active member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). The department joins in the efforts of the AKA to promote the discipline of Kinesiology as a field of study and to highlight its applications that affect all through research to enhance people 's health.

As one of four departments in the College of Education & Human Development, HLKN is currently home to more than 3,500 undergraduate majors, 340 minors, 290 graduate students, 100 faculty members, 34 staff members and 100 graduate assistants.


At Texas A&M University, we want our to students understand that receiving an education means they commit not only to learning while in Aggieland, but learning for a lifetime and preparing to assume roles in responsible leadership and service to society.

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The Department of Health and Kinesiology 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 neuroscien

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Vision & History

Now the largest academic department at Texas A&M University, Health and Kinesiology has a long, vibrant history.

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Welcome from the Department Head

Howdy!   Welcome to the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.

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