Declaring an HES Major

If you are interested in declaring HES as your major during the 2019-2020 academic year, please contact Dr. Gary Miller via email at millergd@wfu.edu, phone (336-758-1901) or drop by his office (2158 Worrell).

How do I declare HES as my major?
The Department of HES follows the University guidelines for declaring a major. They are as follows:
The majority of students declare their major during the second semester of their sophomore year. In order to declare a major at this time, a student must have earned at least 40+ hours of academic credit.  A student may declare HES as their major earlier than the second semester of their sophomore year if they have completed at least 55 hours of credit.

How do I change my major to HES?
If you have already declared a different major, but would like to change to Health and Exercise Science, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a “Change of Major” form from the Registrar’s Office or on WIN
  2. Take the form to the departmental office of the major you are dropping and ask your adviser to sign it
  3. Bring the “Change of Major” form to Dr. Miller in Worrell Professional Center Room 2158 for his signature
  4. Return the completed “Change of Major” form to the Registrar’s Office

How do I drop my HES major and change to a different major?
If you have declared HES as your major, but would like to change to something else, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a “Change of Major” form from the Registrar
  2. Take the form to Dr. Miller in Worrell Professional Center Room 2158 to have it signed
  3. Take the completed “Change of Major” form to your new major and ask them for further instructions

What do I do if I am a transfer student?
If you have transferred to Wake Forest University, have completed 55 hours so that you are able to declare a major, and would like to declare Health and Exercise Science as your major, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a “Declaration of Major” form from the Registrar’ Office
  2. Bring the completed “Declaration of Major” form to Dr. Miller in Worrell Professional Center Room 2158 for his signature
  3. Miller will assign you an HES adviser
  4. Take the signed “Declaration of Major” form back to the Registrar’s Office

Additionally, you will need to closely examine the student record of classes to ensure that you will be able to finish all required course work prior to your intended date of graduation.

How am I assigned an adviser?
An adviser will be assigned to you once you have officially declared HES as your major. An attempt will be made to match you with an adviser who best fits your interests and the career which you have listed on your application as your career of interest.