BS in Kinesiology
If you are interested in helping people improve their overall health through fitness, TWU’s BS in Kinesiology focused on Exercise Science is the program for you. After taking courses such as exercise testing and physiology, sports and fitness management, and sports nutrition, you will participate in internships focused on rehabilitation and fitness.
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This program is offered on our Denton campus.
Careers & Salaries
Specializing in exercise science opens opportunities in both the cardiac rehabilitation and corporate fitness fields, as well as prepares you for graduate studies in exercise physiology, biomechanics, occupational therapy and other allied health fields.
Salaries in these professions vary widely. Payscale.com currently lists a median annual income of $31,000 for personal trainers and $41,000 for exercise physiologists, with those specializing in cardiology often earning 20 percent more.
Why Exercise Science at TWU?
This program highlights experiential learning – or learning by doing. You will take courses where you get hands-on experience analyzing motion in a high-tech biomechanics lab, measuring oxygen consumption during exercise and reading electrocardiograms in the exercise physiology lab. You also will develop skills using state-of-the art equipment.
This program’s coursework requires you to work directly with children with special needs and older adults at risk for diabetes. You will have experience that will set you apart from your peers once you graduate with this degree from Texas Woman’s.
This program requires 120 hours. Upper-level courses focus on exercise physiology, exercise testing, biomechanics, exercise testing and sport psychology. As a student in this program, you will complete internships of 350 hours or more in cardiac rehabilitation or corporate fitness.
A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required to be placed in an internship and to graduate.
As a full-time student, you can complete the coursework for this degree within four years with careful planning and completing a few courses during summer school.
Undergraduate admission to Texas Woman’s University is based on a number of criteria including academic achievement, academic preparation and standardized test scores. An offer of admission from TWU is valid for four terms, if the applicant has not attended another institution of higher education. If students do not attend TWU within four terms, they must reapply, pay the application fee, and submit the appropriate credentials. Applicants who would like to make changes to an application should contact the Office of Admissions Processing or complete the Application Change form. For specific undergraduate admission requirements, please refer to the links below.
- Application Process
- Freshman Student Admission
- Transfer Student Admission
- International Student Admission
- Other Types of Undergraduate Admission
- Student Orientation
- Academic Fresh Start
- Admission Appeal Process
- Credit By Examination, AP, CLEP, IB
- Health and Safety Requirements
Residency for Tuition Purposes
TWU defines a domestic applicant as an applicant who holds one of the following:
- A U.S. citizenship, permanent resident card, or naturalization document (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services); or
- INS form Notice of Action I-797 stating that permanent residency is approved; or
- Permanent resident endorsement on passport.
These applicants should complete a domestic (freshman, transfer, graduate, readmit, or transient) application via ApplyTexas when completing the Application Process.
For admission purposes, Texas Woman’s University defines an international applicant as a foreign national who is or will be studying at a U.S. institution on a non-immigrant visa. These applicants must complete the ApplyTexas international application when completing the Application Process. This includes students who hold a non-immigrant visa/status and attend high school in the U.S.
International students admitted to Texas Woman’s University usually do so in an F-1 visa status. It is, however, possible to enter the U.S. on other non-immigrant visas. For questions regarding immigration status, please contact the Office of International Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-898-3338.
For more information
Kyle Biggerstaff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Page last updated 12:33 PM, May 24, 2019