West Point Faculty Development

A highly specialized, intensive one-year M.S. track in Exercise Physiology, with an emphasis on advanced, pragmatic training for Army Officers intending to join the West Point teaching faculty in their physical education and training program. United States Army Officers that attend Texas A&M University will experience a diverse graduate curriculum which includes, but is not limited to, the following state-of-the-art educational opportunities: training in the physiological, metabolic, and mechanical response to exercise, extreme environments (e.g., heat, altitude), sports nutrition, adaptations that occur with physical training, pedagogy teaching methodologies, health education foundations and risks, dynamic program training designs, as well as specialized strength and conditioning strategies.

Texas A&M offers a rich, holistic experience with a robust graduate Health & Kinesiology Department curriculum, a unique campus environment with a tradition in physical activity for health and performance, and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. The West Point MS track requires completion of 37 credit hours fit within a unique Summer, Fall, and Spring semester degree plan.

In order to optimize and take full advantage of this unique experience, successful applicants are expected to have relevant field experience in the US Army as officers, as well as select academic competencies in a cluster of the following areas of didactic science training: Chemistry, Biology or Biomechanics or Anatomy & Physiology.

Program Highlights

The Department of Health and Kinesiology's M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology: West Point Faculty Development program offers the highest quality academic education that provides an in-depth scientific based approach with relevant content applications:

  • Faculty dedicated to student success
  • Small class sizes to allow individualized instruction and professional development
  • Exposure to a very diverse but representative academic curriculum
  • State of the art academic and athletic facilities
  • An opportunity to teach/train select companies of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
  • Assist with the Corps of Cadets training for the notable Ranger Challenge
  • Opportunity to prepare for viable National Strength & Conditioning Certifications
  • Opportunity to prepare for select ISSN Sport Nutrition Certifications
  • Opportunity to participate with select faculty conducting research
  • Excellent program completion rate for all of our previous commissioned officers


We will only review COMPLETE applications. A COMPLETE application includes:

  • Apply Texas application
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education that you have attended
  • Official GRE Documents
  • Your current resume