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:

  • Stephanie Otto, Ph.D. and Chair
  • Phone: 507-933-6464
  • Location: Office 212A, 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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To learn more about the Department of Health and Exercise Science we invite you to explore the links provided on the left. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Otto, department chair.

Faculty & Teachers

Aaron BanksAaron BanksProfessor507-933-7616
Aaron LundAaron LundHead Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach507-933-7657
Alyssa Taylor ’16Alyssa Taylor ’16Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach5079954935
Barb RodningBarb RodningAdministrative Assistant507-933-7617
Bonnie ReimannBonnie ReimannAssociate Professor, ACT/FIT Coordinator, and HPE Major and Coaching minor advisor507-933-7613
Dan WolfeDan WolfeAssistant Women's Basketball Coach507-933-6145
Dr. Mary WestbyDr. Mary WestbyInstructor, Program Director - Athletic Training Program, and Pre-Health and Athletic Training Advisor507-933-6462
Erica Roelofs ’12Erica Roelofs ’12Visiting Instructor507-933-7656
Hayley RussellHayley RussellAssociate Professor507-933-6062
Josh HarbitzJosh HarbitzContinuing Instructor507-933-6467
Kari Eckheart EckheartKari Eckheart EckheartAssistant Athletics Director for Sudent Athlete Services Swa5073279785
Kiki HarbitzKiki HarbitzSenior Continuing Faculty and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Coordinator507-933-6064
Laura Burnett-KurieLaura Burnett-KurieInstructor507-933-7619
Mark Hanson ’83Mark Hanson ’83Head Men's Basketball/Director Outdoor Education/Teacher Hes507-933-7037
Peter HaugenPeter HaugenHead Football Coach/Instructor in Health and Exercise Scienc507-933-7660
Rachelle SherdenRachelle SherdenHead Volleyball Coach and Assistant for Student Athlete Serv507-933-6468
Rachel MoreRachel MoreVisiting Instructor507-933-7617
Scott Moe ’95Scott Moe ’95Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach, Instructor in Health and507-933-7610
Stephanie Otto ’00Stephanie Otto ’00Professor507-933-6464
Troy BanseTroy BanseHead Athletic Trainer and Director of Strength and Conditioning507-933-6463
Tiffany YehTiffany YehVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-6485
Wade GreenWade GreenVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-7614
Brenda Reinholtz ’69Brenda Reinholtz ’69Professor Emerita
Dennis Raarup ’53Dennis Raarup ’53Professor Emeritus
Gary ReinholtzGary ReinholtzProfessor Emeritus
Gretchen KoehlerGretchen KoehlerProfessor Emerita
Jeanne HermanJeanne HermanProfessor Emerita
Liz DrakeLiz Drake507-933-7614