Health and Exercise Science

HESThe department of Health and Exercise Science offers majors in

The Department's general education curriculum provides opportunities for participation in a broad range of physical activities which are designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve personal fitness. Exploration of lifetime activities, health-related skills, and application of safety skills are other important goals within the general education program.


Contact Information:

  • Karl Larson, Ph.D. and Chair
  • Phone: 507-933-7616
  • Location: Office 212C, Lund Center
  • Barb Rodning, Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 507-933-7617
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Location: Lund Center

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Faculty & Teachers

Aaron BanksAaron BanksProfessor507-933-7616
Alyssa Taylor ’16Alyssa Taylor ’16Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach5079954935
Bonnie ReimannBonnie ReimannAssociate Professor, ACT/FIT Coordinator, and HPE Major and Coaching minor advisor507-933-7613
Bruce VanDuserBruce VanDuserAssociate Professor507-933-7656
Dan WolfeDan WolfeAssociate Head Coach507-933-8448
Liz DrakeLiz DrakeVisiting Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator507-933-7614
Hayley RussellHayley RussellAssistant Professor507-933-6062
Josh HarbitzJosh HarbitzAdjunct Instructor507-933-6467
Karl LarsonKarl LarsonAssociate Professor, Department Chair, and Program Director in Public Health507-933-7591
Kiki HarbitzKiki HarbitzSenior Continuing Faculty and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Coordinator507-933-6064
Laura Burnett-KurieLaura Burnett-KurieHead Women Soccer Coach and Instructor in Health Exercise Sc and Instructor507-933-7619
Luke Weyandt ’07Luke Weyandt ’07HES Instructor
Mary WestbyMary WestbyInstructor, Program Director - Athletic Training Program, and Pre-Health and Athletic Training Advisor507-933-6462
Matthew EberhardtMatthew EberhardtInstructor507-933-6466
Nate Otto ’99Nate Otto ’99Visiting Instructor507-933-6409
Peter HaugenPeter HaugenHead Football Coach / Instructor in Health and Exercise Science507-933-7660
Rachel MoreRachel MoreVisiting Instructor507-933-7617
Stephanie Otto ’00Stephanie Otto ’00Associate Professor507-933-6464
Troy BanseTroy BanseHead Athletic Trainer and Director of Strength and Conditioning507-933-6463
Barb RodningBarb RodningAdministrative Assistant507-933-7617
Brenda Reinholtz ’69Brenda Reinholtz ’69Professor Emerita
Dennis Raarup ’53Dennis Raarup ’53Professor Emeritus
Gary ReinholtzGary ReinholtzProfessor Emeritus
Jeanne HermanJeanne HermanProfessor Emerita
Margaret KoehlerMargaret KoehlerProfessor Emerita
Nancy Baker ’56Nancy Baker ’56Professor Emerita