B.S. in Nutrition (Wellness)

Through the bachelor's in Nutrition with an emphasis in wellness program, you will learn how to help people live better lives through health and wellness. This program combines studies in nutrition with health studies and is structured to help you earn certified health education specialist (CHES) credentials, which is important if you are interested in working in the public health field.

This degree program is offered at our Denton campus, with a few courses available online and at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney.

Careers & Salaries

Earning this degree opens many career opportunities to you, including those in:

  • Health education
  • Community and school health
  • Corporate wellness
  • Fitness center programs

Salaries in these professions vary widely. Payscale.com currently lists a median annual income of $50,000 for certified health education specialists.

Why Nutrition at TWU?

At TWU, you will learn about more than just food and health assessments. Our faculty work with you to help you understand how to develop effective health programs. Plus, our program is structured to allow you to graduate with both your bachelor’s degree and sit for the CHES exam, making you more valuable in the job market.

Program Requirements

The wellness program requires 120 semester hours. Upper-level courses focus on nutrition and food science, microbiology, and health promotion planning and design.

This program includes 27 semester hours of health studies courses, which allows you to sit for the CHES exam in the last semester of your senior year.

See full program requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

As a full-time student, you can complete the coursework for this bachelor’s degree within four years.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

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.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

TWU defines a domestic applicant as an applicant who holds one of the following:

  1. A U.S. citizenship, permanent resident card, or naturalization document (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services); or
  2. INS form Notice of Action I-797 stating that permanent residency is approved; or
  3. 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 intloffice@twu.edu or 940-898-3338.

Contact Information

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

For More Information

Sherry Vanatta, M.S., RDN, LD
Undergraduate Advisor


Page last updated 12:16 PM, May 24, 2019