Department of Health and Kinesiology

Welcome to the Department of Health and Kinesiology

The Department of Health and Kinesiology has approximately 1,200 students and is growing at a rapid rate. We invite you to explore our website whether you are considering applying to our undergraduate or graduate programs, or would just like to know more about us. We hope you find this website convenient and informative. Please give us a call, send us a message or come by for a visit. We are proud of our department and we are ready to serve you. Thank you again for your interest.

The conceptual framework for both the initial and advanced programs at Prairie View A&M University has evolved over the last fourteen years to view educators as facilitators of diverse populations. The conceptual framework was developed by the Unit faculty after extensive review of the literature in education and guidelines of learned societies. The conceptual framework is based upon current issues such as changes in demographics, global perspectives, importance of problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills, technological demands, and the need for life-long learning. The framework consists of four major goals anchored by technology and assessment.

The B.S. of Health Degree focuses on a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Careers in which this degree applies are: Dietetic Technician, Dietitian, Health Educator, Health & Wellness coordinator, teaching and/or coaching at the elementary or secondary levels and more.

Human Performance
The B.S. Human Performance Degree focuses on the body and its movements from psychological, biological, and physiological perspectives. Careers in which this degree applies are: Sports Medicine, Health & Wellness coordinator, Athletic Trainer, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Physical Therapy Aide, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant/Aide, Occupational Therapist, Exercise Science (Kinesiotherapist), teaching and/or coaching at the elementary or secondary levels and more.

MEd/MS Health & Physical Education with a concentration in: Health Education and Physical Education

Dr. Angela Branch-Vital
UG Health A-C & Grad Health A-Z
LGM 103
Alvin Blake
UG Human N-J
LGM 130
Sherry Harper
UG Human D-G
LGM 105
Douglas Fowlkes
UG Human A-C
LGM 108
Albert Johnson
UG Health N-Z
LMG 112
Dr. Donna Laws
UG Human T-Z & Graduate Human A-Z
LGM 109
Dr. Jasmine Hamilton
UG Human H-J
Delco 113
Lana Williams
UG Human K-M
Nicks 130
Dr. Marsha Kay Wilson
UG Health I-M
Delco 112


The department offers six degree programs: B.S. in Health, B.S. in Human Performance, M.Ed in Health, M.Ed in Physical Education, M.S. in Health and M.S. in Physical Education. The primary objectives of the department are: 1) To introduce every student to the potential benefits of a well-defined exercise program and to provide planned experiences that will result in knowledge about the value of physical activities, essential motor skill development, stamina, strength and those social qualities that will last a lifetime and 2) To provide a broad base of knowledge which will enable a student to specialize or adapt to a variety of career opportunities which include: preparation for teaching and/or coaching at the elementary or secondary levels; preparation for graduate study in health, health promotion, Human Performance and/or allied health therapeutic sciences; preparation for athletic training; preparation for recreational and/or community service programs; and preparation for professional health and wellness activities at the local, state and national levels.

All degrees within the Department of Health and Kinesiology prepare students for various professional preparations in accordance with each degreeā€™s curriculum. All students in Health and Human Performance can obtain certifications in four areas to further career aspirations. Even though these outcomes are not required for degree completion, they are highly encouraged for each candidate to effectively compete in the current job market.

Department of Health and Kinesiology
Leroy Moore Intramural Gym RM 108
P.O. Box 519 M.S. 2410
Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: 936-261-3900
Fax: 936-261-3905

Achievement Spotlight

2015 HBCU Top 30 Under 30

One of our doctoral students, David Hughes, made this list-Top 30 Under 30! Good work Mr. Hughes your efforts are a major impact to our HBCU's.

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