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

Name Title Phone
Aaron Banks Aaron Banks Professor 507-933-7616
Bonnie Reimann Bonnie Reimann Associate Professor, ACT/FIT Coordinator, and HPE Major and Coaching minor advisor 507-933-7613
Bruce VanDuser Bruce VanDuser Associate Professor 507-933-7656
Dan Wolfe Dan Wolfe Associate Head Coach 507-933-8448
Liz Drake Liz Drake Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7614
Hayley Russell Hayley Russell Assistant Professor 507-933-6062
Jon Carlson ’88 Jon Carlson ’88 Head Women's Tennis/Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach 507-933-7694
Josh Harbitz Josh Harbitz Adjunct Instructor 507-933-6467
Karl Larson Karl Larson Associate Professor, Department Chair, and Program Director in Public Health 507-933-7591
Kiki Harbitz Kiki Harbitz Continuing Faculty and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Coordinator 507-933-6064
Laura Burnett-Kurie Laura Burnett-Kurie Head Women Soccer Coach and Instructor in Health Exercise Sc and Instructor 507-933-7619
Mary Westby Mary Westby Instructor, Program Director - Athletic Training Program, and Pre-Health and Athletic Training Advisor 507-933-6462
Matthew Eberhardt Matthew Eberhardt Instructor 507-933-6466
Michael Middleton Michael Middleton Head Men's Soccer Coach, Head Men's Soccer Coach and Instructor in Health and Exerci, and Instructor 507-933-7699
Nate Otto ’99 Nate Otto ’99 Assistant Women's Basketball Coach and Visiting Professor 507-933-6409
Peter Haugen Peter Haugen Head Football Coach / Instructor in Health and Exercise Science 507-933-7660
Rachel More Rachel More Visiting Instructor 507-933-7617
Stephanie Otto ’00 Stephanie Otto ’00 Associate Professor 507-933-6464
Troy Banse Troy Banse Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Strength and Conditioning 507-933-6463
Barb Rodning Barb Rodning Administrative Assistant 507-933-7617
Luke Weyandt ’07 Luke Weyandt ’07 HES Instructor 507-933-7693
Brenda Reinholtz ’69 Brenda Reinholtz ’69 Professor Emerita
Dennis Raarup ’53 Dennis Raarup ’53 Professor Emeritus
Gary Reinholtz Gary Reinholtz Professor Emeritus
Jeanne Herman Jeanne Herman Professor Emerita
Margaret Koehler Margaret Koehler Professor Emerita
Myer Skoog Myer Skoog Professor Emeritus
Nancy Baker ’56 Nancy Baker ’56 Professor Emerita