‘Health and Exercise Science’ Category

Isabel Reuvers ’24

“[HES Faculty] push me to be better everyday and continue to build confidence in my abilities.” With athletics always having been a big part of her life, a major in Athletic Training has made Isabel feel that she can stay involved in sports for as long as possible, all while having the rewarding experience of […]

Ohnica Melenich ’24

 “All of the faculty have been supportive of my decisions and needs to prepare me for my future, and have really pushed me to become the best version of myself.” As a Health and Physical Education Teaching Major, Ohnica has found that the Health and Exercise Science Department has given her flexibility to focus on […]

Rylea Patterson ’24

“The professors incorporate group work into their classes so individuals can get to know their peers and learn how to work together. These are very important skills to have going on in life.” Enjoying her anatomy class in high school, Rylea was drawn to a major in Exercise Physiology due to interest in knowing how […]

Annika Reierson ’24

“All faculty members in the HES department have prepared me for my future career as a Physician’s Assistant.” Planning to pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant, Annika chose a major in Exercise Physiology due to an interest in exercise as “a pillar of health and wellness”. Annika appreciates the atmosphere within the Health and […]

Cody Bonk ’24

“Through the Pre-Health Career advisors and the HES department I have been able to create a strong resume, received letters of recommendation, and been able to network with previous Gustavus students who are now in graduate school.” Having a passion for the biomechanics of human movement, Cody’s major in Exercise Physiology will help him achieve […]

Lucie Henrich ’25

“The faculty in the HES department have given me many opportunities to explore what I would like to do in the future. They are very helpful in figuring out different paths and post graduation options.” Having an interest in sports psychology, a major in Exercise Physiology has helped Lucie explore her passion for understanding the […]

Emily Ahrens ’25

“In the Public Health Department the learning environment is very interactive, hands on and team focused” Emily Ahrens, from Adel Iowa, chose Gustavus because of the small community feel and the opportunities the College has to study abroad.  Ahrens is pursuing a major in Nursing and a minor in Public Health. Her choice of the […]

Professor Hayley Russell

“This Canadian professor teaches sport and exercise psychology, framed within the American concept of liberal arts learning. Teaching in the health and exercise science, public health, and gender, women, and sexuality studies, Russell has a courtside seat to today’s biggest sports trends. First, there is equity. “The strongest student writing and reflection has been on […]