With state-of-the-art lab technology, mentorship from professors and hands-on experience, TWU's department of Kinesiology will prepare you for a career in the growing fields of health and wellness.
Our varied programs cover many aspects of kinesiology - from conditioning to coaching, from the science behind physical health to the business side of sports.
Our Academic Programs
Undergraduate degrees Learn more about our majors in kinesiology and teaching/coaching
Graduate degrees Details about our kinesiology master's and doctoral programs that focus on adapted physical education, biomechanics, coaching, exercise physiology and sport management.
Certifications Learn more about our post-graduate Leadership in Education & Sport and Adapted Physical Education certifications.
Why Study Kinesiology at TWU?
Internationally known programs
At TWU, you learn from the best and participate in the research our faculty members are known for. Lectures are combined with applied experiences in our high-tech labs. Reach out into the real world and address important health issues in our communities in our exercise physiology program. Study biomechanics in a program with global collaborative research initiatives. Be part of one the first adapted physical education programs in the nation that focuses on teaching and fitness for special populations.
Valuable "learn by doing" experiences
At Texas Woman's, you will have opportunities to work with children with disabilities in our on-campus swim and gym program, to experience adapted Paralympic sports, to coach Special Olympics teams, and to support sports for injured military. As an undergrad, you will participate in coaching practicums and highly competitive fitness and rehabilitation internships. If you are a graduate student focusing on coaching or sport management, your classes are offered online, giving you the flexibility to participate in the classes anywhere and immediately apply what you learn to your job.
Apply now for 2019 Student Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Outstanding School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology Student Awards. One award will be given for each level of student in the department: undergraduate, graduate and doctoral.
The awards will be presented at the Spring Banquet.
Application deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, April 12
To apply, complete the appropriate application and turn it in to the department office:
2019 Outstanding Kinesiology Student - Undergraduate Application (MS Word document)
2019 Outstanding Kinesiology Student - Graduate Application (MS Word document)
2019 Outstanding Kinesiology Student - Doctorate Application (MS Word document)
Accessible versions of these forms are available upon request. Please contact Paula Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org
"...TWU's kinesiology faculty prepare future educators to make significant differences in the lives of young people. They instilled a desire in me to be just what they expected - an excellent physical educator.
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