Educating a globally diverse NC State population regarding the benefits of living a healthy and physically active lifestyle by providing equal opportunities and professional preparation in sport, fitness, health, and recreation.
When Ellie Hair '20 signed up for HESO 257 Backpacking with senior lecturer Scott Schneider, she didn't know the lasting impact it would have on her family.
"I had never been backpacking before his course and fell in love with it during our class trip (as anyone would). My father, now 68 years old, used to backpack all the time, but hadn’t in 40 years before our first trip together. Now, he, my older sisters, and I are starting to get into backpacking together. My nieces (10 and 12 years old) have just recently made their backpacking debut, and love it just as much as we do. This can all be credited to Scott, for he was such a passionate and caring teacher," Ellie said.
📷Ellie (right) with her sister Millie on a backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee ...
The spring HES newsletter is here!!🗞
This edition features HES minor program graduates, retiring faculty, and more!
If our newsletter didn’t hit your inbox this morning, you can find it by following the #linkinbio. Message us to subscribe to future newsletters to stay up to date with all things HES! 🐾🤩
HESS 251 Archery students learn that focus and determination are essential to hitting their targets. 🎯
Did we nail this metaphor, @ncstatecareerdevelopment ?
Summer is for rest, relaxation, and...cycling! 🚴♂️ We are so excited to have students around Carmichael as we get into Maymester and Summer Session 1!
Are you taking a summer class? How about starting an internship or job? Tell us your summer plans in the comments 👇👇
📷 HESF 111 Indoor Group Cycling with Matt Rever ...
Congratulations to Crista Bain and Zane Mondschein, the 2020-2021 Isaac Frank Ormond Scholarship recipients! 🐾🏅
Follow the #linkinbio to read our interview with Crista, a senior in the Coaching Education minor, and Zane, a junior in the Sports Science minor.
📷Crista Bain ➡️ Zane Mondschein ...
With finals behind us, and graduation just a few days away, we'd like to dedicate a special HES #SeniorSpotlight to our very own Eliza Barsanti! Eliza has served as the HES Social Media and Communications Intern for the 2020-2021 school year and is graduating with majors in Public Relations and International Studies and a minor in French. 🐺🎓
Eliza has worked on a variety of original creative projects for the department, including producing and hosting the Talk 8 at NC State podcast. 🎙 This is what Eliza had to say about her internship:
"This experience has illustrated that no matter what project is thrown to me, I can take advantage of my resources and personal drive to make a final product that I’m proud of."
Congratulations, and thank you for all you've done for HES! 🐾👏
Meet HES #SeniorSpotlight Lauren Kinlaw! Lauren is graduating with a minor in Outdoor Leadership and hopes to pursue a career path in outdoor recreation.
Here's what Lauren had to say about the minor:
“I loved getting my minor in Outdoor Leadership because I was able to explore so many passions about Outdoor Recreation that I probably would have never been able to do without the help of my professors and the help of NC State. My favorite part of gaining my minor in Outdoor Leadership was the connections I was able to make with my peers and professors who shared the same passions as I do. My professors were so encouraging and helpful in directing me about how to use my minor in the future no matter which course I was in, I knew that I could gain advice or insight about what to do post grad from each and every one of them."
Congratulations, Lauren! 🐺🎉
Hannah Wubbenhorst is graduating with a degree in Animal Science and minors in Poultry Science and Dance. Here's what this HES #SeniorSpotlight had to say about the Dance minor:
“The dance minor program has equipped me tremendously for dancing, choreographing, and teaching in the future. It has also expanded my personal horizons of experience, and as a result has deeply influenced my own style and growth therein. Finally, it has helped me flourish in a community of other dancers, teachers, and mentors. I am so, so grateful I took the jump!”
Let's kick off finals week with another HES #SeniorSpotlights! Next in the spotlight is Michael Cummings!
Michael is graduating with a minor in Sports Science, and said his favorite part of the minor was "getting to know all the instructors in the program and see their passion for fitness embodied in their courses.”
Congratulations, Michael! 🐺🎉
Happy #LDOC, Wolfpack! 🐺
We wanted to thank you for all of your hard work this year and wish you luck on your final exams! Remember to stay healthy and active this summer and enjoy your well-deserved break!
After 32 years with the Department of Health and Exercise Studies, today is Associate Professor Gary Wayne Pollard's last class. We wish you a happy retirement!
Congratulations to all of our faculty members who are retiring this semester:
Senior Lecturer Chris Ousley, 30 years with HES
Associate Professor Larry Brown, 45 years with HES
Lecturer Nita Horne, 25 years with HES
Thank you for all of your amazing work with the department and for your dedication to the health and wellness of NC State students.
It's awards season in the HES Department 🏅🐾
Congratulations to Lecturer Ashley White for winning the Teacher of the Year Award and Paul Derr Award!
Congratulations to Lecturer Macy Kalb for winning the X-Factor Award!
The Teacher of the Year Award, nominated by students, and Paul Derr Award, nominated by faculty, are given to deserving faculty members for excellence, creativity, and innovation in teaching.
The X-Factor Award honors a faculty member whose work surpasses the requirements of the job.
Dr. J.D. Lee, assistant teaching professor, recently cheered on his HESF 237 Weight Training students at their intramural kickball game. 🏆
"I believe that taking two HES classes has allowed me to see the true value in physical activity, and playing kickball has allowed me to take the principles I've learned in class and apply them. I also believe that from the strength training course I have taken this semester, I have gotten a lot stronger, which has helped me in my performance on the field," said Blake Murphy '24, College of Natural Resources and HESF 237 student.
HESO 255 Basic Canoeing students had a unique last day of class. 🚣♂️
“Students participated in a Lake Raleigh clean up during our last day of class because we wanted to give back to the classroom we used and loved all semester. As you can see the students weren’t afraid to get muddy and have fun!” said Scott Schneider, senior lecturer and the instructor of the course.
Welcome back to our new HES series, #SeniorSpotlights!
Next in the spotlight is Claire DeCroix! Here’s what Claire has to say about her experience in the dance minor:
“I wanted to keep dancing in college and I found my place in the Dance minor program! All of my dance classes were a huge relief from my technical classes and allowed me to grow as an artist. In the future I hope to continue to dance and eventually teach!”
Congratulations, Claire! 🎉🐺 ...
Happy 🌎 Day from the top of Mount Willard, New Hampshire!
📷Austin Hill ‘21
📍HESO 283 Mountaineering field trip to the White Mountains ...
How well do you know HES?
Follow the #linkinbio to read the latest @ncstatedasa story where we discuss all things HES - beyond the GEP requirement. 📰
Talk 8 at NC State 🎙
We sit down with junior Grace Patton to talk about why she enrolled in the Coaching Education minor, her journey from an athlete to a coach, and the challenges of coaching through a pandemic.
Follow the #linkinbio to listen!
"As a health and fitness educator/lecturer, when I stand in front of the students to teach, it is no longer about me and how strong and fit I think I am or how much I think I know. My goal is to educate and prime them on safe and effective exercise routines, and to equip them with scientifically proven health information that they can utilize throughout their life’s journey."
Well said, Joy! 👏
📷HES Lecturer Joy Kagendo
Faculty Feature Friday 🧘♀️
HES Lecturer Renee Harrington recently presented "Living Your Yoga Beyond the Four Corners of Your Mat" at the 2021 Duke Embodied Learning Summit, a conference that provides a community space for yoga education and celebration.
Way to go, Renee!