Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management

The department offers degrees in Kinesiology and Sport Management.  Several tracks are offered for students who are interested in a career in these fields. All students majoring in the department are assigned an advisor in accordance with their career choice.

The curricula offer opportunities to obtain professional preparation for careers such as sport administrators, community health educators, clinical and applied exercise physiologists, exercise scientists, recreational leaders (in non-school agencies), dance scientists, sports marketing professionals and athletic administrators. The department also provides academic preparation for students interested in allied health and medical related professional schools, e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physicians’ assistant, nursing, or medicine.

In addition to undergraduate degrees, the department offers the Master of Education, Master of Science, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Departmental Advising

Because of the wide variety of careers in Kinesiology and Sport Management and the difference in course requirements for each, it is essential for students to take advantage of the advising opportunities offered by the department. Students are assigned to an academic advisor in accordance with their degree choice and are encouraged to consult with their advisor on course sequencing and timing for completion of degree plan requirements. It is recommended for students to declare career intentions early so appropriate coursework may be planned. All undergraduate advising matters are handled by the advisors in the department’s Advising Office. Information concerning entrance to professional schools in health-related fields is available from the Office of Professional School Advising.

Students are encouraged to become engaged in professional organizations and extracurricular activities that afford opportunities for involvement in their respective professions.

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

Berthot, Patricia A, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MED, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1990

Billings, Shanette, Assistant Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2019

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

Breaux, Wade J, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2002

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

Brekken, Kirstin L, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 1982

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

Campbell, August J, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MED, Texas State University, 2005

Campbell, Kelli R, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2000

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

Coady, William J, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 1992

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

Dannenbaum III, Joseph H, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Oklahoma State University, 2005

Darnell, Gayden S, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 1997

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

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

Dixon, Stuart M, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MED, Concordia University Texas, 2009

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

Ellis, Robert B, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
BA, Oklahoma State University, 1964

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

Gomez, Daniel, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MED, Texas A&M University, 2010

Gomez, Lorinda B, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2006

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

Gunnels, Emily E, Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2005

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

Hanik, Michael G, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 1996

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

Heidtke, Jonathan, Professor of the Practice
Health & Kinesiology
BS, Texas A&M University, 1981

Henthorne, Mary B, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2008

Hudson, Karen, Visiting Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 1997

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

Johnson, Donald, Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
BS, Texas A&M University, 1955

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

Kniffin, Daniel A, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MED, The University of Texas at Austin, 1987

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

Kuppersmith, Nicole, Visiting Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
MA, Houston Baptist University, 1996

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

Lintz, Leah E, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2003

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

Locklear, Alyssa D, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MPH, Texas A&M University, 2003

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

McGowan, Anne, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 1976

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

Netherland, Beth M, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Miami University, 2000

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

Pooley, Alexandra, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, The City University London (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music), 2011

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

Schakel, David J, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MA, Ball State University, 1978

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

Simmons, Kervin, Visiting Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2018

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

Slagel, Kristin N, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M 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

Szura, Jordan, Visiting Lecturer
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2019

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

Thomas, Francis E, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 1980

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

Tomchesson, Michael A, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 1994

Waite, Lucy J, Instructional Associate Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2008

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

Wenzel, Theresa M, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MED, Baylor University, 1992

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

Willingham, Kristen L, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2014

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

Wolfe, Joda, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Ohio University, 2012

Woodard, Denise, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, University of Central Missouri, 2000

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

Woosley, James R, Instructional Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MS, Western Illinois University, 1975

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

Wright, Scott, Instructional Assistant Professor
Health & Kinesiology
MA, The University of Texas - Pan American, 1997

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