Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy

BS in Kinesiology

Want to become a physical therapist, someone who evaluates and helps people regain strength and mobility? TWU’s BS in Kinesiology focusing on Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy will start you on the right track. After taking courses such as exercise testing and physiology, biomechanics, and sports and fitness management, you will participate in internships focused on rehabilitation and fitness.

In this program, which is offered on our Denton campus, you will take a specific set of prerequisite courses designed for those who want to enter the physical therapy profession.

Careers & Salaries

You will need to earn at least a master’s degree and state licensure to become a practicing physical therapist. TWU is nationally recognized for its doctoral PT program.

As a physical therapist, you may be a generalist or choose to specialize in various areas of patient care such as orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and long-term rehabilitation. Payscale.com currently lists a median annual income of $68,600 for physical therapists.

Why Exercise Science at TWU?

This program highlights experiential learning — or learning by doing. You’ll use state-of-the-art equipment in on-campus labs. Plus, you will get hands-on experience analyzing motion in a biomechanics lab, measuring oxygen consumption during exercise, and reading electrocardiograms in the exercise physiology lab.

You will have experience that will set you apart from your peers once you graduate with this degree from Texas Woman’s, setting you up to apply for graduate programs to further your education.

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
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

For more information

Dennise Mendez
Coordinator of Academic Advising, School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology
Undergraduate Academic Advisor II
Office: PH 212
P: 940 898 2606

Angel Ahlbrandt
Academic Advisor II
Office: PH 210
P: 940 898 2988

Shaun Stokes
Academic Advisor II
Office: PH 211
Phone: 940-898-2431
Email: sstokes3@twu.edu 

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