Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Erin Lawrimore Dr. Miriam Bitting A founding department at the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) was the Department of Physiology and Health (also known as Physical Culture). This unit had two objectives: instruction in hygiene and creation an individualized program of exercise for students. Work in the department included gymnastics, calisthenics, and […]