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Hydrostatic Analysis LabWelcome to the Department of Health Enhancement, Exercise Science and Physical Education. We are very excited about the many programs and opportunities offered and look forward to assisting you in identifying the best fit you and your career options. Whether you are interested in a career in the industry or just want to learn how to be healthy, we have something for you.

The degrees and certificates offered within our department include:
Health Fitness (R): 157B
Health Education (R): 186
Advanced Personal Trainer Certificate (R): 191B
Personal Trainer Examination Letter of Recognition(R): 821
Physical Education Teacher Education (R): 159A
Aging Studies Letter of Recognition: 822
Public Health Sciences: 415

Please feel free to contact our coordinators for these disciplines:
Health Education – Dr. Maureen Edwards
Aging Studies – Dr. Maureen Edwards
Health Fitness – Prof. Karen Thomas
PE Teacher Education – Prof. Lesley Wasilko
Public Health Sciences – Dr. Maureen Edwards

Distance Education HLTH Coordinators:
HLTH 100: Principles of Healthier Living – Prof. Tonya Seed
HLTH 105: Personal & Community Health - Dr. Susan Milstein
HLTH 113: First Aid & CPR – Prof. Marge Turnbow
HLTH 121: Nutrition for Fitness & Wellness – Prof. LaKisha Nickens-Gaither
HLTH 131: Drugs & Lifestyle Wellness - Dr. Susan Milstein


As an MC-USG Pathway student and Montgomery County resident enrolled at MC in Public Health, you may qualify for a Healthcare Initiative Foundation scholarship. For more information click here. If you meet the criteria, contact Dr. Maureen Edwards

Interested in exercising  while on campus?  Join us for our Student Recreation hours on all three campuses.  All of our facilities are fully equipped with  a variety of equipment to ensure that you will get a great workout.  All participants must have a valid student ID and completed forms which are available in each campus facility.

Student Open Gym Hours - No Summer hours

Rockville (PE 137B)

Germantown (PG 108B)

Takoma Park/Silver Spring (Falcon Hall 201)



  • Must be a current registered student
  • Must have a current Montgomery College I.D.
  • Must complete required Health forms which are available during open gym hours
  • Must wear appropriate workout gear

For more information, please call:
Margaret Ebner (Rockville campus), 240-567-7595
Keith McKelphin (Germantown campus), 240-597-7727
Tonya Seed (TP/SS campus), 240-567-1428

Internship Finder Service

Our Internship Finder Service has health/fitness internship postings from a wide variety of commercial health clubs, corporate fitness centers, hospitals, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, and you can search by location and/or type of internship.

Thank you for visiting our website and please contact our department office at 240-567-7575 with any questions you may have. We look forward to speaking with you!

Elizabeth Ridings

Health Enhancement, Exercise Science and Physical Education

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