Exercise Science

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.

Want to become an occupational therapist? You can take the prerequisites for Occupational Therapy school in this program.

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.

Program Requirements

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.

See full program requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

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.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

For more information

Kyle Biggerstaff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
940-898-2596

Page last updated 2:51 PM, July 8, 2019