Exercise Science

If you are interested in helping people improve their overall health through fitness, TWU’s B.S. in Exercise Science is the major for you. After taking courses such as exercise testing and physiology, sports and fitness management, and sports nutrition, you will participate in internships focused on rehabilitation and fitness.

Want to become an occupational therapist? This degree program allows you to take the prerequisites for Occupational Therapy school.

This program is offered on our Denton campus.

Careers & Salaries

Earning your exercise science degree opens opportunities in both the cardiac rehabilitation and corporate fitness fields, as well as prepares you for graduate studies in exercise physiology, biomechanics, occupational therapy and other allied health fields.

Salaries in these professions vary widely. Payscale.com currently lists a median annual income of $31,000 for personal trainers and $41,000 for exercise physiologists, with those specializing in cardiology often earning 20 percent more.

Why Exercise Science at TWU?

This degree program highlights experiential learning – or learning by doing. You will take courses where you get hands-on experience analyzing motion in a high-tech biomechanics lab, measuring oxygen consumption during exercise and reading electrocardiograms in the exercise physiology lab. You also will develop skills using state-of-the art equipment.

This program's coursework requires you to work directly with children with special needs and older adults at risk for diabetes. You will have experience that will set you apart from your peers once you graduate with this degree from Texas Woman's.

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.

How To Apply

See the Admissions Office for admission requirements and application information.

For more information

Kyle Biggerstaff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
(940) 898-2596