Kinesiology

Four students look at a computerized human anatomy table with their professor
In addition to hands-on approaches in the field, our kinesiology students learn about the effects of exercise and fitness on human anatomy using high-tech lab equipment, such as this anatomage table. Photo by Michael Modecki.

With state-of-the-art lab technology, mentorship from professors and hands-on experience, TWU's department of Kinesiology will prepare you for a career in the growing fields of health and wellness.

Our varied programs cover many aspects of kinesiology - from conditioning to coaching, from the science behind physical health to the business side of sports.

Our Academic Programs

Undergraduate degrees Learn more about our majors in kinesiology and teaching/coaching

Graduate degrees Details about our kinesiology master's and doctoral programs that focus on adapted physical education, biomechanics, coaching, exercise physiology and sport management.

Certifications Learn more about our post-graduate Leadership in Education & Sport and Adapted Physical Education certifications.

Why Study Kinesiology at TWU?

Internationally known programs

At TWU, you learn from the best and participate in the research our faculty members are known for. Lectures are combined with applied experiences in our high-tech labs. Reach out into the real world and address important health issues in our communities in our exercise physiology program. Study biomechanics in a program with global collaborative research initiatives. Be part of one the first adapted physical education programs in the nation that focuses on teaching and fitness for special populations.

Valuable "learn by doing" experiences

At Texas Woman's, you will have opportunities to work with children with disabilities in our on-campus swim and gym program, to experience adapted Paralympic sports, to coach Special Olympics teams, and to support sports for injured military. As an undergrad, you will participate in coaching practicums and highly competitive fitness and rehabilitation internships. If you are a graduate student focusing on coaching or sport management, your classes are offered online, giving you the flexibility to participate in the classes anywhere and immediately apply what you learn to your job.

Smiling woman with long dark hair wearing a white lab coat
From teaching classroom management skills and coaching student athletes, to including pupils with disabilities and administering a diversity of assessment strategies, TWU's kinesiology faculty prepare future educators to make significant differences in the lives of young people. They instilled a desire in me to be just what they expected - an excellent physical educator.
 Nicole Arrington (B.S. 2010, M.S. 2013), 2017 Teacher of the Year, Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences 

Page last updated 3:08 PM, February 17, 2017