BS in Nutrition (Wellness)

Learn to help people live better lives through health with a BS from Texas Woman's emphasizing in wellness.

Program features

A TWU student ices cupcakes in an industrial kitchen setting.
  • Degree completion in little as four years, or 120-128 credit hours*
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation
  • Combines studies in nutrition with health studies
  • Prepares you to earn certified health education specialist (CHES) credentials to work in the public health field
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty, including flavor scientists and an emulsion chemist
  • Scholarship recipients receive in-state tuition
  • Classes take place on TWU’s Denton campus.

*Individual requirements may vary.

Why Nutrition at TWU?

Research opportunities

At TWU, you have the opportunity to participate in research with faculty in any of the on-campus laboratories. Research possibilities include:

  • Examining the effect of berries on bone health and prevention of osteoporosis
  • Evaluating the impact of various protein sources on exercise recovery
  • Diabetes control
  • Influence on parameters involved in the regulation of ovulation
  • The effect of dietary fats on neurological behavior and neuroinflammation

Community nutrition options include the development of community education programs and evaluation and design or outreach opportunities. 

Established partnerships for internship and job opportunities

Texas Woman's has established relationships with several North Texas-based food companies to bring you connections to internships and job opportunities after graduation. Corporations include:

  • PepsiCo
  • Yum Brands
  • Pizza Hut
  • Valdez Spice
  • Ben E. Keith
  • Tyson Foods

TWU believes in opening doors for its students

The Career Connections Center on each campus provides advising services and tailored career planning for our students and alumni, from career advising and networking to negotiating a salary after graduation. The Career Center has also implemented Handshake, a unique resume reviewing and job opening database that works to fast-track your job search.

For our budding entrepreneurs, TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs is the state’s only university center dedicated to women’s entrepreneurship and business ownership. The Center provides tools for you to succeed including access to training/coaching, funding, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Career opportunities

Prepare for a career in:

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

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a median annual income of $46,080 per year for health educators with a much faster than the average growth rate. 

You also have the option of continuing your education and boosting your future earning potential with a TWU graduate degree in nutrition, exercise and sports nutrition or food science and flavor chemistry.

Program requirements

As a full-time student, you can complete the 120-128 required semester credit hours in just four years with:

  • 42 hours of Texas core curriculum, which can be transferred from previous programs or community colleges
  • 60 hours required for the wellness major
  • 30 hours of other required courses and electives

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.

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

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