Texas A&M University, Kinesiology and Sport Management Department

About the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management at Texas A&M University: The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management (KNSM) is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and is the home to three programs: Kinesiology, Sport Management, and the Physical Education Activity Program. Our ~100 faculty and 36 staff members provide education to over 2,500 undergraduate students and about 250 graduate students. The mission of the Department of KNSM at Texas A&M University is to contribute to the quality of life of the citizens of the state, nation, and world, through the creation and dissemination of knowledge, training of educators and professionals, and service to the community and profession, with attention to equity and inclusion. KNSM focuses on research, training, and services related to the science and benefits of human movement, sport, health, and wellness. The program was recently ranked 9th in the United States and among the top 50 internationally. Faculty and students conduct research through our 15 research labs and centers and institutes that include the Sydney and JL Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, and the Center for Sport Management Research and Education.

About Texas A&M University: Texas A&M is housed within the twin cities of College Station and Bryan, with a combined population of nearly 275,000, and conveniently located at the center of the triangle formed by Dallas, Houston, and Austin metropolitan areas. The area boasts a low cost of living, a sunbelt environment, and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country. Texas A&M is a flagship land grant, sea grant, and space grant university. Texas A&M is ranked 20th in the nation for research expenditures by the National Science Foundation and is ranked 11th among all public universities in the nation. Texas A&M is ranked #1 in Texas on the list of Best Schools of 2021 by schools.com and ranked 12th in the US by Washington Monthly. Texas A&M is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 64 research institutions with this distinction. Texas A&M is the largest university in Texas with 80,000+ students and faculty on the College Station campus. Home of the 12th Man, Texas A&M is a member of the Southeastern Conference with more than 650 Texas A&M student-athletes competing at the NCAA Division 1-A level in 20 varsity sports. Texas A&M strives to be a welcoming institution to people of all backgrounds. 

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