HLES offers undergraduate degrees in five academic disciplines: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Physical Education and Recreation Management. In addition, the HLES PE Basic Instruction Program provides students throughout the university a wide variety of physical activity courses.
Athletic Training educates students on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to the athletic/active population.
Exercise Science prepares students for admission into graduate and professional programs (physical therapy, etc.) and for careers in clinical (i.e., cardiac rehabilitation) and athletic professions (i.e., strength & conditioning). A Masters degree is offered in Exercise Science.
Physical Education prepares students to be effective instructional leaders in K-12 physical education programs.
Recreation Management prepares students to manage natural and cultural recreation resources in order to enhance the leisure experience.
George Holmes Convocation Center
Appalachian State University
PO Box 32071
Boone, NC 28608
Department Chair: Dr. Paul Gaskill
Janet Moretz, Administrative Secretary: 3149
Brandy Cornett, Office Assistant: 3139
Magdalena Anoufriev: 3141
Debbie Arnette: 4021
Joshua Reese: 3048