Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

http://hlkn.tamu.edu

Head: Melinda Sheffield-Moore

Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training

The Master of Science (MS) in Athletic Training is an entry-level athletic training program for students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in athletic training but who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Admission to the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at Texas A&M University is selective and competitive with the total number of students accepted each year based on space availability. Students wishing to pursue a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training must apply and meet all general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Texas A&M University and the Department of Health and Kinesiology’s MSAT program. Acceptance by the Graduate School does not guarantee acceptance into the MSAT Program. For application requirements and prerequisites, visit the MSAT program website at http://graduateathletictraining.tamu.edu.

Once admitted into the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, students must meet the retention and progression criteria for the program as described on the MSAT program website.

Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology

The Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology provides advanced training in the general area of kinesiology with an emphasis on research. Within this broad option, students may elect more specialized study in clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology, motor behavior, sport pedagogy and sport physiology. Both thesis and non-thesis options are offered.

Master of Science (MS) in Sport Management

The Master of Science (MS) in Sport Management provides advanced training in the general area of sport management. Both thesis and non-thesis options are offered.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Kinesiology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Kinesiology prepares students for post-doctoral appointments and positions in universities, industry, the military and research institutes. Graduates are trained for teaching and research careers in the following specializations.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied exercise physiology. Emphases in the applied programs are in neuromuscular efficiency and control, cardiorespiratory response to exercise, exercise and lipid metabolism, and changes in bone structure and metabolism in response to exercise as well as disuse, bed rest and micro gravity. Emphases in basic research include mechanisms of exercise-induced injury, neuromuscular efficiency, muscle blood flow, muscle metabolism and free radical stress, and the molecular biology of bone adaptation to stress.

Motor Behavior

The Motor Behavior program is experimentally oriented and is specifically designed to provide students with a thorough foundation in the theoretical processes that assist the performance and learning of perceptual-motor skills. Emphases in motor learning, motor control and motor development are offered.

Sport Management

Sport Management prepares students to conduct research in applied and basic areas of sport management. Emphases in the applied areas are in organizational and group diversity; the under-representation of women and ethnic minorities in sport organizations; organizational effectiveness; organizational structure and strategy; organizational change; sport marketing; and consumer behavior. Emphases in the basic areas focus on relational demography; intergroup processes; and sport consumer behavior. Special areas of research correspond to those of the sport management faculty.

Sport Pedagogy

Sport Pedagogy prepares students to design and conduct research on teaching/teacher education and curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on linking theory to physical education practice. Interdisciplinary collaboration and research across the College of Education and Human Development are viewed as integral components of the sport pedagogy program.

Alvarez, Andrea, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MFA, Case Western Reserve University, 2016

Apostolopoulos, Yiorgos, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Connecticut, 1994

Armstrong, Carisa L, Clinical Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MFA, Case Western Reserve University, 2002

Baetge, Claire C, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2014

Ballard, Danny J, Adjunct Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Oklahoma State University, 1982

Ballouli, Khalid W, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011

Barry, Adam, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Batista, Paul J, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
JD, Baylor University, 1976

Bedford, Diane C, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MFA, The Florida State University, 2010

Bennett, Gregg R, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Auburn University, 1997

Bergeron, Christine S, Clinical Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MFA, Florida State University, 1998

Bloomfield, Susan A, Research Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Ohio State University, 1992

Boucher, Anthony M, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas Women's University, 2008

Breithaupt, Charles, Visiting Professor
Health & Kinesiology
EDD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996

Brison, Natasha T, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
JD, University of Georgia School of Law, 1998
PHD, University of Georgia, 2015

Buchanan, John J, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Florida Atlantic University, 1996

Chen, Lei-Shih, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Crouse, Stephen F, Senior Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, The University of New Mexico, 1984

Cunningham, George B, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, The Ohio State University, 2002

Deutz, Nicolaas, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MD, University of Amsterdam, 1988

Dixon, Marlene A, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Ohio State University, 2002

Eliot, John F, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Virginia, 1997

Elza, Susan, Visiting Professor
Health & Kinesiology
EDD, Lamar University, Beaumont, 2014

Engelen, Marielle P, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Maastricht University, Netherlands, 2000

Evans, Jennifer, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Alabama, 2019

Fehr, Sara K, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Cincinnati, 2015

Fluckey, James D, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Garney, Whitney R, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2015

Gilreath, Tamika D, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007

Goodson, Patricia, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996

Green, John S, Clinical Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Green, Lisa L, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas Women's University, 2001

Greenwood, Lori, Clinical Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Oregon State University, 1995

Guinn III, James R, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
EDD, Abilene Christian University, 2017

Hanik, Bruce W, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011

Hanik, Kathleen, Visiting Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
MFA, Florida State University, 2008

Harvey, Idethia S, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
DrPH, University of Pittsburgh, 2005

Hudson, Shane L, Clinical Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Keiper, Paul, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
EDD, Texas A&M University, 2002

Kennedy, Deanna M, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2015

Kreider, Richard, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Southern Mississippi, 1987

Lawler, John, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Florida, 1991

Lee, Hyun Woo, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Florida State University, 2014

Lei, Yuming, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 2015

Lightfoot, John, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Tennessee, 1986

Liu, Jiling, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2016

Martin, Steven E, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2008

McCullough, Brian, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011

McNeill, Elisa H, Clinical Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010

Milstein, Susan, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Widener University, 2006

Moore, Melinda S, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Ball State University, 1997

Nicksic, Hildi M, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015

Nite, Kristofer, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011

Nordin, Andrew, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2015

Patterson, Megan Stiefel, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2016

Pittman, Andrew T, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1991

Rahn, Rhonda N, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2014

Riechman, Steven E, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Pittsburgh, 2000

Salaga, Steven, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Michigan, 2012

Sandlin, Michael E, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1992

Sherman, Ledric D, Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2013

Shipley, Meagan M, Clinical Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Indiana University, 2014

Singer, John N, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Ohio State University, 2002

St. Louis, Patrick, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
EDD, Concordia University Portland, 2020

Szucs, Leigh, Visiting Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2017

Templin, Mai Phuong L, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MAR, University of Houston, 1992

Ten Have, Gabriella A, Research Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Maastricht University, 2017

Thornton, John H, Executive Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1997

Thornton, Michael A, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
EDD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Tisone, Christine, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Indiana University, 2004

Waltemyer, David S, Clinical Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2006

Williams, Dominique, Visiting Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2019

Wilson, Kelly L, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2004

Woodman, Christopher R, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Arizona, 1995

Wright, David L, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Pennsylvania State University, 1989

Wright, Traver, Research Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2014

Xiang, Ping, Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Louisiana State University, 1996

Yentes, Jennifer, Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2013

Zimmer, Wendi, Visiting Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2019