At the WHIR Center, we pride ourselves on giving students hands-on experiences in the lab. Top-notch faculty will guide you expertly through lab courses. Hands-on personal training opportunities will give you a chance to work with a range of adults to practice what you've learned in your textbooks.
Students design experiments, conduct collaborative research, perform health assessments, and develop interpersonal skills at the WHIR Center. Guided by strong faculty mentors, you will develop leadership and professional skills informed by ethics and a view toward the common good.
The WHIR Center engages students in hands-on learning through lab classes in a variety of different disciplines. Departments that regularly engage in WHIR Center research and laboratory activities include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, biology, exercise science, nursing, and physician assistant programs. In lab classes, you will learn to conduct health assessments, design independent research experiments and replicate seminal research studies.
Women's Fitness and Wellness
Women's Fitness and Wellness is a unique course that combines the knowledge of nutrition with the practice of exercise science to help students develop healthy lifelong habits. First-year St Kate's students improve their knowledge and practice of healthy living through classroom didactics and group workout sessions. As an important part of this process, WHIR Center staff and EXSS faculty, staff and students conduct fitness assessments at the beginning and the end of the semester-long class, to help students achieve their fitness goals.
Staff, faculty and students at the WHIR Center are working to actively promote health in the community.