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Welcome to the Department of Health and Exercise Science's (HES) website. Please explore our new pages - they should answer many of the questions you may have concerning our various programs, facilities and research pursuits.
The Department of Health and Exercise Science is made up of three separate programs:
All of the HES faculty members are involved in individual or collaborative research efforts that contribute to the body of knowledge in each of the three respective disciplines. This activity also allows the faculty to remain on the cutting edge of their specialty areas and contributes to their effectiveness in the classroom. Although we are a large department, HES has a reputation for outstanding academic advising and being student-centered. Opportunities for student involvement in research and community-based service learning activities abound. Experiential education opportunities are also plentiful. Some of these are class-related, allowing students to engage in research or service activities in the High Country region. Other experiential learning occurs in our numerous laboratories, through clinical supervision, or in full-time internships. The department has an impressive record of placing students in nationwide and international internship positions, preparing them for exciting careers in the health and fitness industries.
Through all of this, the faculty maintains a dedication to being effective teachers. They are actively involved in faculty development pursuits which help them achieve excellence in their teaching responsibilities. The department employs comprehensive teaching evaluation methods that provide timely student feedback to faculty members and ultimately lead to improved teaching performance.
We hope you enjoy learning more about the Department of HES as you browse through our pages. For further information or to arrange a visit/tour of our department, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to respond.