Health and Exercise Science Institute – Online

Workout your future. Master the essentials of health, exercise, and overall wellness.

Are you interested in health and how exercise can help you be healthier? Have you wondered how the body works and the testing practices used to identify and treat diseases? Gain experience in the health and exercise science field and insight into the many career opportunities available in the different disciplines of exercise science. Students will learn from Wake Forest faculty about the different systems in the body, network with field experts, and virtually tour campus facilities dedicated to health and fitness.

At a Glance


Dates: June 7 – 10

Who Can Apply?: 9th – 12th grade students

Program Length: Monday – Thursday

Program Tuition: $995

Location: Online – Zoom

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*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Health and Exercise Science Institute participants.

What You’ll Experience

Topics Covered:

  • Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Anatomy and Health
  • Careers in Health and Exercise Science
  • Muscle Function
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning

Virtual Experiences:

  • Heart and Lung Anatomy
  • Evaluation and Testing Simulations
  • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Blood Pressure
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Muscle EMG

*Virtual experiences are subject to change.

Health and Exercise Science Institute Cost

Online | $995

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A Day in the Life

  • 12:00 pm – Icebreaker
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch Break
  • 1:00 pm – Pulmonary Anatomy and Function
  • 3:00 pm – Pulmonary Function Test
  • 3:15 pm – Group Discussion
  • 3:45 pm – Virtual Tour of Wake Forest Training Rooms
  • 4:00 pm – Strength and Conditioning Talk from Wake Forest Athletics Director
  • 4:20 pm – Debrief from Academic Leader
  • 4:30 pm – Sign-Off
  • 5:30 pm – Optional Evening Activity (Study Abroad Panel)

*The “A Day in the Life” sample schedule is subject to change. 

Meet Your Academic Leader

Ted EavesTed Eaves, EdD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Academic Leader, Health and Exercise Science Institute

Dr. Eaves received his Bachelors of Science from the College of William & Mary. He then earned his Masters of Science from Michigan State University and his Doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Eaves teaches Biomechanics of Human Movement and Human Anatomy, as well as Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology at Wake Forest. Dr. Eaves has authored the textbook The Practical Guide to Athletic Training, and his research interests include the use of spit tobacco in high school baseball coaches.