M.S. in Exercise and Sports Nutrition

In this program, you will learn how to affect changes in exercise and nutrition habits for individuals and groups. You also will be involved in research studies such as those that determine how diet and exercise impact muscle proteins and body composition.

This program is offered at TWU's Denton campus.

Careers & Salaries

Upon graduation, you can work as a sports nutritionist or wellness coach for:

  • Hospitals, clinics or rehabilitation centers
  • Government agencies
  • Public schools
  • Professional and amateur sports teams or collegiate athletics
  • Private practice

Salaries in these areas vary widely. Payscale.com currently lists a median annual income of $50,000 for registered dietitians, with those having sports nutrition skills earning even more.

Why Exercise & Sports Nutrition at TWU?

TWU offers three options to help you tailor this degree to meet your professional goals:

  • Thesis(34 semester credit hours)
  • Coursework only (43 semester credit hours)
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) diploma (30 semester credit hours)

Regardless of which option you choose, our program focuses on collaborative research and practical experience that encourages you to think independently and creatively.

The MS in Exercise and Sports Nutrition along with the dietetic internship prepares graduates to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians and apply for a license to practice through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians. Licensing of dietitians in Texas is voluntary. If you are a resident of another state, contact our department to determine whether our program fulfills requirements to apply for licensure in your home state.

Program Requirements

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences requires undergraduate semester credit hours prerequisites for this degree programSee full program requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

As a full-time student, you can complete this master's degree within 4-5 semesters, depending on whether you select the thesis, coursework-only or IOC option.

How To Apply

See the Admissions Office for TWU admission requirements. You need to apply and be accepted into the TWU Graduate School before acceptance into the Exercise and Sports Nutrition program.

For More Information

Shane Broughton, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair

Monique LeMieux, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Page last updated 4:34 PM, September 24, 2018