COMPASS Exercise Science Program

Exercise Science Summer Immersion Program

Do you have a passion for sports and fitness, enjoy being active and want a fast-paced career? Are you curious about how the body works? Exercise Science prepares students for careers in fitness and health promotion, strength and conditioning, and wellness programs. Explore the world of exercise science through the hands-on COMPASS program. Students will learn from Montreat College faculty and industry experts about our bodies’ functionality, fitness assessments, and careers in the field.

COMPASS 2023 will be held June 23-28, 2024. The program will be facilitated by Montreat College Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Dr. Robyn York and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Jarrett Walbolt.

What You’ll Experience


  • Aerobic Fitness 
  • Anaerobic Fitness 
  • Muscular Fitness 
  • Athletic Training 
  • Corporate Wellness 
  • Body Composition & Nutrition 
  • Industry Careers 

Hands-On Experience

  • Pre-exercise Health Screenings 
  • One Mile Run Test 
  • Bench Press Test 
  • Vertical Jump Test 
  • Food Journal Analysis 
  • Flexibility and Functional Movement Testing 

A Day in the Life

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10 a.m.: Session 1 – Data Collection & Screening  
  • 10-10:15 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Pre-Exercise Health Screening  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch  
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m.: Session 3 – Aerobic Fitness at Black Mountain Campus
  • 2:45-3 p.m.: Break  
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Session 4 – 1 Mile Run Test  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner 
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out

Program Facilitator

Robyn York and Jarrett Walbolt will be facilitating the 2024 COMPASS Exercise Science Program.


Where You’ll Be

Montreat College is part of the Asheville area’s vibrant cultural life. Explore the countless outdoor activities that make Western NC an international destination for adventure seekers.

Where You'll Stay

COMPASS attendees will stay in newly-renovated Anderson Residence Hall. Rooms include two twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two closets, one or two bookcases, and a private restroom.

Where You'll Eat

COMPASS attendees will dine in Howerton Dining Hall, which features multiple dining options to accommodate individuals with dietary preferences and allergies.

FAQs for Students and Parents

Register for COMPASS

COMPASS 2024 will be held June 23-28, 2024.