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!

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See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Kinesiology and Sports Studies

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Hands-On Experience

Our faculty will help you tackle complex topics and discover solutions and methods with hands-on learning.

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Career Readiness

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.

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Our faculty are committed to evidence-based practice and offer quantitative and qualitative research opportunities.

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Our Facilities

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.

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What You Will Learn

A bachelor's degree in kinesiology and sports studies with a human performance emphasis will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn basic and advanced knowledge of human body function and movement
  • Engage in program planning, fitness assessment and evaluation
  • Master concepts of fitness and nutrition


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

Fitness trainer
Exercise physiologist
Clinical laboratory technologist
Respiratory therapist

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

Internship opportunities

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:

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery

Designed for part- and full-time students, most courses are offered at our main campus in Commerce and our locations in McKinney (CHEC).


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

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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