Graduate Programs

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TWU's Department of Kinesiology offers master of science and doctoral programs that you can customize to meet your career goals. 

Adapted Physical Activity - M.S. and Ph.D.
Biomechanics - M.S. and Ph.D.
Coaching (online only) - M.S.
Exercise Physiology - M.S. and Ph.D.
Sport Management (online/hybrid) - M.S. and Ph.D.

Assistantships

Graduate students interested in preparing for teaching and research careers in higher education are encouraged to apply for a competitive Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA). The majority of GTAs are awarded to Ph.D. students; however Master’s students are also eligible. Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available primarily in the areas of exercise physiology. adapted physical education, biomechanics, coaching and sport management.

GTA applications are accepted throughout the year; however, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered for all vacancies. Please note that students must be admitted to the graduate program before they can be awarded a GTA position. Find more information on the process and access the GTA application

Students interested in a Kinesiology assistantship should contact David L. Nichols, Graduate Program Coordinator. GTA applications should be submitted electronically and include:

  1. Letter of interest that describes your academic and professional background, scholarly interests, research expertise/skills and professional aspirations.
  2. Complete and detailed professional vitae/resume.

For more information

David Nichols, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator & Interim Department Chair
Department of Kinesiology
(940) 898-2576
Email: DNichols@twu.edu

Kinesiology Courses Offered by Semester

Kinesiology Master's Program - Graduate Student Handbook 2016-17

Kinesiology Doctoral Program Handbook 2016-17