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Requirements & Elective Activity Courses

The Department of Health and Exercise Science (HES) teaches HES 100: Lifestyles and Health (1 hour) and HES 101: Exercise for Health (1 hour) to fulfill the basic requirement at the University. HES 100 is a lecture course that deals with the effect of lifestyle behaviors on various college health concerns, including nutrition, weight management, substance abuse , and sexually transmitted diseases. HES 101 is a companion course to HES 100. HES 101 is a laboratory course on physical fitness that covers cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. Both courses are taught in half semester sections. Students must complete this requirement before enrolling in additional HES elective activity courses, and in any case, by the end of their second year.

The Department of Health and Exercise Science also teaches elective activity courses that are commonly taken by sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These courses offer valuable options in which students can learn a variety of ways to maintain physical activity while at college. The benefits of these courses also extend beyond the college years as activity skills and exercise interests are often followed for a lifetime  All the 100-level courses listed below are for one (1) hour each and may be taken only once for credit, with the exception of HES 183 which may be repeated once.



Basic/Activity Courses:

HES 100. Lifestyles and Health (1) Woodard

HES 101. Exercise for Health (1) Staff

HES 112. Sports Proficiency (1) Staff

HES 116. Weight Training (1) Staff

HES 150. Beginning Tennis (1) Talley

HES 151. Intermediate Tennis (1) Talley

HES 160. Beginning Golf (1) Stroupe

HES 161. Intermediate Golf (1) Stroupe

HES 163. Bowling (1) Hottinger

HES 170. Volleyball (1) Stroupe

HES 182. Beginning Ice Figure Skating (1) Hottinger

HES 183. Intermediate/Advanced Ice Figure Skating (1) Hottinger

HES 194. T'ai Chi (1) Staff



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p: 336-758-5391 | f: 336-758-4680

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