Be healthy, be well, be your best you.

The Wellness Department at Thornton Academy aims to help you achieve total well-being in the many different dimensions of health and wellness. Wellness includes your mental, social, and emotional well-being. Here at Thornton Academy we touch on the many areas of Wellness in a way that fits your lifestyle and strengths. The department requires you to take three semester-long classes. During your freshman year you will take Principles of Personal Fitness, in your sophomore year, you will take Current Issues in Wellness. The department also requires you to take a half credit of Physical Activity (which can be earned in several different ways).

The Wellness Department offers many electives to students with interests in the health and wellness fields. Students currently can take Applied Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, and/or Nutrition. Periodically, we offer other courses such as Stress Management, Sport in American Culture, and CPR/First Aid. We look forward to being part of your educational experience at TA.

- christopher kohl, wellness department chair

featured class: Applied exercise science

Applied Exercise Science is a unique class that is offered by Thornton Academy. Students who are looking to go into a health profession, work in the athletic industry, or get involved in coaching have this fantastic opportunity to be introduced to the studies of exercise physiology, human performance, motor learning, motor development and many other topics. 

The wellness department is a fun and enthusiastic group of amazing people. They are always happy to see you and they make everything entertaining and interesting no matter what you’re doing!

olivia howe '19

Wellness Courses

Wellness Faculty

Craig Agreste

Wellness Teacher, Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach, Residential Life Staff

Kirk Agreste

Middle School Wellness Teacher, TAMS Cross Country & Track Head Coach

Christopher Kohl

Wellness Department Chair, Assistant Boys Tennis Coach

Carol LaBonte

Wellness Teacher

Keil Martin

Wellness Coach