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Olivia Wolff, a senior HES major, won The Russell D. and Elfriede Hobbs Student Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement (Commercial Venture).

Read more here: http://news.wfu.edu/2016/04/22/wfu-recognizes-ace-entrepreneurs/

Steve Messier receives grant from Department of Defense for STARS study

Read more here: http://www.news-line.com/NL_news24023

The Health and Exercise Science (HES) Department at Wake Forest University has more room to stretch and grow, thanks to a new addition to the Worrell Professional Center.


Congratulations to our faculty who received research awards in February 2016!

Michael Berry: The 2016 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Henry Montoye Scholar Award

Jeff Katula: Award for Excellence in Research.
-This award is presented annually to an outstanding young scholar in the college or School of Business who is either an assistant professor or is in, at latest, his or her fourth year as an associate professor. The prize for this award is made possible through support from the Alumni Association.

The Health and Exercise Science Department has moved!

The Health and Exercise Science Department has moved from Reynolds Gymnasium to a new addition on the west side of the Worrell Professional Center.  The Worrell Professional Center can be found using the interactive campus map at http://map.wfu.edu/.  HES Faculty and Staff offices are located on the first and second floors of the the new facility. All HES major classes and HES 100: Lifestyle & Health classes will be held in Worrell. (HES 101: Exercise for Health will be held in Reynolds Gym Room 209). Most HES major classes will be held on the ground floor in rooms 0172-0174. HES 100 will be held in room 1168. The easiest way to access the classrooms is to follow the sidewalk to the left of the HES entrance to the end of the covered bridge walkway (see attached photos). Go through the double doors and follow the signage. 

Safe travels!

Resistance Training Seems to Preserve Bone Mineral Density in Seniors


Gary Miller and others have studied the health benefits of beets and beetroot juice.


Kristen Beavers has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award. Read more here!

Congratulations to Steve Messier and colleagues Shannon Mihalko and Gary Miller on their receipt of a grant to fund their study Weight Loss and Exercise for Communities with Arthritis in North Carolina (WE-CAN).

Read more here!

Food and fitness in foreign lands


HELPS - The Hidden Gym


Learn more about HELPS here!

Former Health and Exercise Science Major Rob Musci Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

See the story at: http://news.wfu.edu/2015/05/06/world-ambassadors/

The Health and Exercise Science major at Wake Forest University has recently been ranked number 4 in the nation by USA Today.  The complete story can be found at:  http://college.usatoday.com/2014/11/18/top-10-colleges-to-major-in-health-and-physical-fitness/

Just how little exercise does it take to get healthier?

People who believe they can't meet lofty exercise goals often do nothing instead, according to Jeffrey Katula, an associate professor in the Department of Health & Exercise Science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. This "all or nothing" mindset is common, he said.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/just-how-little-exercise-does-it-take-to-get-healthier/

Beetroot juice improves exercise function of COPD patients, study shows.

Wake Forest University study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients shows some promise. "The intent of this study was to determine if acute ingestion of beetroot juice, which is rich with nitrates, prior to exercising could improve the exercise capacity of COPD patients," said Michael Berry, who is the primary investigator and lead author of the study.

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150123190255.htm


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