Health and Exercise Physiology

All Majors & Minors

For Our Students

Honor Society

Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) recognizes students that are committed to Scholarship, Leadership and Service. 

Departmental Honors and Awards

Each April, Ursinus College celebrates the accomplishments of its student body during the Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) event. As a deparment, Health and Exercise Physiology also recognizes individual student acheivement.

HEP Student awards include;

  • The Health and Exercise Physiology Scholar Award

  • The Health and Exercise Physiology Outstanding Young Professional Award, and 
  • The Health and Exercise Physiology CoSA Presentation Award.

Recognition and Additional Awards

Health & Exercise Physiology majors have received recognition and have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including:

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute summer fellowship grant with the FUTURE (Fellowships in the Ursinus Tradition to an Undergraduate Research Experience)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding Future Professional Award

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The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Violet Baumgardner Scholarship

Health and Exercise Physiology Student Award 

Liana Weishaar and HEP Assistant Professor, Dr. Catherine van de Ruit.Liana Weishaar receives the HEP Department Presentation Award for her presentation work on the Evaluation of Quality Assessment Officers in Hospitals. Pictured alongside Liana is HEP Assistant Professor, Dr. Catherine van de Ruit.

FUTURE spotlight

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