Wellness

Students working out in weight room

Students are required to take Health and Fitness in the ninth grade. The class meets twice a week for 90 minutes. The first half of the class takes place in the classroom, where students discuss various health topics. During the second half of the class, the students are active in the gym, weight room, track, or on our campus trails. The goal of the class is to instill in the students lifelong healthy habits of exercise, diet and decision making. 

Courses

Health and Fitness (Fall/Spring)

Health and Fitness students discuss health topics covered in Current Health magazine. Students write a paper analyzing their diet and set goals to help them improve their eating habits. FITNESSGRAM Tests are used to analyze each student’s physical fitness. The students set individual goals to help them improve their overall fitness level. Students are exposed to a wide variety of exercises, including yoga, weight training, and cross country running. The goal of this class is to empower students to take charge of their lifetime health and fitness.

Exercise Science: Research and Practice (Fall)

Exercise Science: Research and Practice provides students an opportunity to learn about foundational principles of exercise science and how to use these principles to implement quality exercise programs. Students learn how to set fitness and health goals, including performance based goals and nutritional goals. They are then guided through researching how to achieve these goals using online resources. Students learn to use multiple sources and how to evaluate the credibility of those sources before forming a plan. While researching the science behind why we do what we do, the class also spends time in the weightroom experiencing different exercises and workout programs. They use multiple modes of tracking and evaluating their progress, including written journals and software programs. By the end of the semester, the students should be inspired life-long learners and exercisers.

Wellness Faculty

Molly Short

Molly Short

Titles: Chaplain, Religion Department Chair
Degrees: B.S. Earth and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
D.A.S., The School of Theology, The University of the South
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2140
Rob Zeitler

Rob Zeitler

Titles: Director of Athletics, Wellness Department Chair, Health and Fitness, Varsity Volleyball (Head), Varsity Boys' Basketball (Head)
Degrees: B.S. Physical Education and English, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse
M.S. Sports Administration, Georgia State University
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2147
Harrison Camp

Harrison Camp

Titles: Varsity Soccer (Head), Security, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Science
Degrees: B.S. Education, Sports Studies, University of Georgia
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2159
Vienna Cornell

Vienna Cornell

Titles: Counselor
Degrees: B.A., English, Rutgers University
M.Div./M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Georgia State University
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Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Titles: Nurse
Degrees: ASN, Nursing, Chattanooga State Community College
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Burki Gladstone

Burki Gladstone

Titles: Visual Arts, Afternoon Program Coordinator, Mind*Body*Exercise, House Parent (Colmore), Art Gallery & Visiting Artist Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., Denison University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
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John Hargis

John Hargis

Titles: Physical Education, Football (Head), Middle School Boys' Basketball, Student Union, Safety & Security
Degrees: B.S. Physical Education, Middle Tennessee State University
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3303
Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Titles: Athletic Trainer, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Adventure Education
Degrees: B.A., Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3328