Welcome to the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science

The mission of the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science (HLES) is to deliver student-centered education that is accentuated by quality teaching, scholarly activity, and service. Although united by a common mission, each of the five interrelated academic units (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Physical Education, and Recreation Management) has its own distinct body of knowledge to achieve the following goals:

  1. provide undergraduate degrees in each discipline;
  2. provide graduate degrees in selected disciplines;
  3. provide basic instruction/wellness literacy and discipline-specific courses which support attainment of knowledge and skills that enable effective active lifestyle choices;
  4. provide professional service to undergraduate students, the University community, allied groups, organizations and practitioners and
  5. conduct theoretical and applied research that contributes to the body of knowledge in each discipline.


2011-2012 HLES Annual Report



Health and Exercise Science

We are in the process of dividing the HLES department into two new departments:

  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Recreation Management and Physical Education

Visit our new Health and Exercise Science website if you are looking for information on the following degrees:

  • Athleltic Training
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Graduate Program

Browse this website for information on the following degrees:

  • Recreation Management
  • Physical Edcuation
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Visit the official website of the Appalachian State University College of Health Sciences


George Holmes CC
Appalachian State University
PO Box 32071
Boone, NC 28608

Interim Chair: Dr. Travis Triplett
Email: triplttnt@appstate.edu
Phone: 828-262-7148
Fax: 828-262-3138

Janet Moretz, Admin Sec: 3149
Brandy Cornett, Off Asst: 3139
Magdalena Anoufriev: 3141
Joshua Reese: 3048

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