Student Experience - Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Get Involved!

As a student in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, you'll have access to opportunities and experiences that will help you take your education to the next level. Get involved and discover the possibilities both on and off the main campus. 

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Students in several of our programs have the ability not only to help faculty with their research but also the ability to engage in original research.  Messiah University undergraduate students have been first authors or co-authors on over 50 research projects presented at the regional or national level.

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A female student interning at a baseball game.


Looking for internships that are related to your degree and future goals? See what some of our students have done and what opportunities are available to you. 

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Study Abroad

Want to travel the world while working towards your degree as a HNES student? Find some of our students' stories here and learn how to get started through the Messiah University Intercultural Office.

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High fidelity Simulations

Are you lookig into athletic training, but nervous about how you will respond in a real emergency? For this exact reason, our athletic training program gives students the opportunity to participate in high fidelity simulations. Our realistic simulations allow students to test their knowledge and see how they react under pressure, while in a situation where the stakes are low.

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Additional Resources and Opportunities

The Agape Center 

The Agape Center offers a wide variety of service as well as leadership opportunities.  You can volunteer to help in a local community supported agriculture program, assist a local food pantry, provide companionship for an elderly person or join a US or international mission trip.

The Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is a group of faculty and students who meet weekly to work on projects for underserved communities. Collaboratory projects are designed to enable students to use and develop knowledge and skills in their academic major as they serve. 

Student Nutrition Awareness Coalition

The Student Nutrition Awareness Coalition (SNAC) is a Student Government Association sponsored club.  SNAC members participate in local service projects and food and nutrition related activities on campus. SNAC is a great way to put your classwork into practice and to develop leadership skills. For more information, contact Allie Phillips