Study Abroad

Many Wake Forest University students travel to other countries or to other parts of the United States to study away for a semester or during the summer.  The Department of HES encourages this experience.  The HES curriculum has thus been designed to allow interested students to study away during their sophomore or junior years.  If you have plans to study abroad, you are encouraged to plan ahead and register for HES major courses during your sophomore year to ensure timely completion of your degree.  Students should meet with Dr. Gary Miller (millergd@wfu.edu; 336-758-1901; Worrell Professional Center Room 2158), the undergraduate coordinator for the department, as they consider studying away to plan out appropriate coursework.  Courses in the health and exercise field may be taken for credit at other institutions during your study program.  However, these courses require prior approval by the HES faculty and chair. You should contact the Global Programs and Studies Office to determine which experience works best for your interest and schedule.

Studying Away during Fall Semester, Junior Year

The following is one option for completing the HES coursework.  There are several possibilities for course arrangement.

Spring Sophomore Year
HES 350 Human Physiology and/or HES 262 Health Statistics

Spring Junior Year
HES 352 Anatomy, and/or HES 351 Nutrition in Health and Disease

Fall Senior Year 
HES 262 Statistics, and/or HES 370 Biomechanics, and/or HES 353 Exercise Physiology, and/or HES elective courses

Spring Senior Year
HES 354 Applied Human Physiology Laboratory, and/or HES 312 Exercise and Health Psychology, and/or HES 360 Epidemiology, and/or HES elective courses

Studying Away during Spring Semester Junior Year

The following is one option for completing the HES coursework.  There are several possibilities for course arrangement.

Spring Sophomore Year
HES 350 Human Physiology and/or HES 262 Health Statistics

Fall Junior Year
HES 262 Statistics in the Health Science, and/or HES 351 Nutrition in Health and Disease, and/or HES 353 Exercise Physiology

Fall Senior Year
HES 370 Biomechanics, and/or HES 354 Applied Human Physiology Laboratory, and/or HES 360 Epidemiology, and/or HES elective courses

Spring Senior Year
HES 312 Health Psychology, and/or HES 352 Anatomy, and/or HES elective courses