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Health and Exercise Science Student Association

The purpose of the Health and Exercise Sciences Student Association (HESSA) is to provide an environment whereby undergraduate and graduate students can interact with HES faculty members and other departmental staff on both social and professional levels in such a way as to enhance the cohesiveness and effectiveness of the Health and Exercise Science Department.

HESSA is a student organization in the Department of Health and Exercise Science made up of undergraduate and graduate students. Each year HESSA plans activities that help support students and foster relationships across the department and university.

Joining HESSA will allow you to get to know professors in this department in an informal setting. Joining is also a good way to meet other people pursuing the HES major and similar career fields. Additionally, HESSA will introduce students to new professional contacts, which is beneficial when developing a network of faculty, advisors, mentors, and professionals.

Membership fees are $20 per year or $15 per semester. You can join HESSA and pay membership fees online during the fall and/or spring semesters or complete a membership form and submit it with payment at the HES front desk.

pdf HESSA membership form
For members who wish to pay fees by check

What Does HESSA Do?

Sponsors a career/graduate program expo each year that provides opportunities for students to have conversations with professional guest about career or education paths.

Provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to implement the HES academic theories they have learned by organizing, promoting, and running special activities and events.

Promotes social activities that engage all members of the HES community (faculty, staff, and students) and help foster positive interaction among those community members.

Past Activities Planned by HESSA:
OKC Thunder group events
Guest speakers from various professional settings during monthly meetings
Bowling nights
Holiday parties
Bake sales
The Big Event, Relay for Life, and other University-sponsored events