What will I learn?

The BESS with a major in Health and Fitness Management and minor in Business Administration blends exercise science knowledge with the management and leadership skills needed to direct fitness and health/wellness programs in commercial, corporate, and institutional settings. Advanced course work and field experiences are required for graduation in these programs and depend on maintenance of GPAs above 2.5 or 2.75.

Career Opportunities

Students are prepared to direct fitness, wellness or health awareness programs in commercial, corporate, and institutional settings. This could also be an ideal option for students that have a goal of owning or managing their own exercise facility, fitness brand, or organization. Other graduates of this program are employed as salespersons, administrators, or managers of sports or fitness facilities.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,100.00 per year
Given tuition fee is based on 15 hours per semester; summer tuition and fees: USD $9,640 (Based on 12 hours per semester)
Application deadline

15 November 2021

Start date

18 January 2022


Texas State University

601 University Drive,



78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a high school.

For international students

Students must have attended at least two years of school in the U.S. must provide SAT/ACT scores and meet regular freshman admission standards are as follows: Four credits of English; Four credits of Math; Four credits of Science; Three credits of Social Studies; Two credits of Foreign Language; One credit of Fine Arts; One credit of Physical Education.

Minimum Score for Regular Admission: Total: 78 (Each Section: 19; Except Writing: 18), TOEFL PBT: Total: 550, IELTS (Overall: 6.5; Each Section: 6.0), GCE/GCSE/IGCSE: Grade of "C", WASSCE: Grade of "B3".

An International Baccalaureate grade of 4 or higher in English A1 or A2 at the Higher Level or Standard Level or English B at the Higher Level is required for regular admission (predicted or actual).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.