Inspire Others to Become Healthier
What's even better than living a healthy life? Helping others do the same. Learning how to design exercise programs to optimize the human body for health and performance is what the bachelor's degree in kinesiology and sports studies with human performance emphasis is all about. This major provides a broad and scientific education about the human body, how it performs during exercise and how it adapts to various training programs. Students will not only learn how to apply these principles to their own exercise regimen but also how to teach others. Become educated on a variety of topics such as exercise physiology, motor learning and biomechanics. Learn from award-winning faculty and instructors as you prepare for graduate school or careers in health-related fields. Take the next step and apply today!
See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Kinesiology and Sports Studies
Our faculty will help you tackle complex topics and discover solutions and methods with hands-on learning.
Participate in excellence-driven programs that empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a variety of settings. The Department of Health and Human Performance is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and resources needed to excel.
Our faculty are committed to evidence-based practice and offer quantitative and qualitative research opportunities.
Foster your education with a space designed for innovation and collaboration. Our new Nursing and Health Sciences Building features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that provide you with an unmatched experience.
Focus Your Passion
In addition to the human performance concentration, the kinesiology and sports studies major also offers:
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Concentration
Prepares students to teach future physical educators.
Gain the recognition you deserve by earning your bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with human performance emphasis. Our program opens many opportunities within the community.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
The human performance emphasis does not require an internship. Such experience, however, does provide the foundation employers are often looking for. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Student Career Preparedness and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce kinesiology students.
The human performance emphasis requires students to choose and complete an 18-hour minor such as:
This course examines the acute responses and chronic adaptations of the body's physiological functions to exercise. Applied and theoretical issues related to physical activity will be examined. Topics include respiratory and cardiovascular physiology, neural control during physical activity, skeletal muscle contraction, exercise metabolism, temperature regulation during exercise, and body composition.
The study of the acquisition of psychomotor skill and neuromuscular function in the control of movement. Topics include information processing, memory, skill acquisition and retention, and augmented feedback.
Basic facts and principles of human nutrition are presented. Study includes the physiological and psychological factors of food intake and utilization with emphasis on nutrition education for dietary improvements of groups and individuals.
This course introduces the concepts of mechanics as they apply to human movement, specifically those pertaining to exercise, sport, and physical activity. The effects of joint structures and muscles on movement will be emphasized.
Phi Pi Delta, the organization for health and human performance majors, provides many benefits to its members:
- Meet new people that share common interests
- Network with key professionals in your field of study
- Receive financial assistance for attending professional conventions
- Engage in social activities with faculty and other students (ex. school activities, homecoming, Texas Rangers games and much more)
- Gain valuable experience that will help your professional career
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.