Donations and Updates | EPL

Support the Community Health and Fitness Assessment Program

In 2021–2022, we raised $3,000, which allowed us to serve 35 members of our community. Our goal is to raise $30,000 by December 2023. These funds will be used to:

  • create paid positions for students in our laboratory;
  • provide the necessary support to triple the number of community members served;
  • provide incentives for individuals of low socioeconomic status and adolescent children to participate in the program, and
  • build educational programming for community members to increase health and fitness awareness through lifestyle changes.


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Any questions regarding donations or support of the program may be directed to Jenny Ward at 828-262-7791 or wardjs1@appstate.edu.

Interested donors are invited to visit the Beaver College of Health Sciences, including our laboratories, and meet our team.

Student Spotlight

Natalie Thulien in the Exercise Physiology LabNatalie Thulien

Natalie Thulien, a junior exercise science major, had the opportunity to work as a lab technician for the Community Health and Fitness Assessment program. She gained hands-on experience in the Exercise and Physiology Lab, learning how to sustain professional conversations with clients from our community, and understanding the meaning and relevance of test results.

This opportunity was made possible by our generous donors.