Physical Education & Health
As a program within the School of Education, students studying physical education and health take on a rigorous, fulfilling curriculum of academic learning, physical development, and active engagement in ways that educate and inspire student success.
Students build a foundation in the principles of teaching and learning that promotes both fitness and health for school-age learners and then go on to integrate both theory and real-world experience as they relate to current physical education and health teaching practices. By developing a combination of critical thinking and research skills, students gain an understanding of how decisions are made regarding development of programs, lessons, and activities for learners, while also learning skills related to fitness and the teaching of physical activities.
This is how Baker builds educators who win awards and influence their communities. Our physical education and health program prepares graduates to ensure school kids have rewarding, educational experiences.
Our small class sizes ensure students get personal attention from faculty members while still holding room for robust discussions with classmates.
From their first year to their last year, students are eligible for departmental and academic scholarships, as well as scholarships for participating in campus activities.
Experimental Learning & Student Teaching
Students spend essential time observing and assisting local teachers at all grade levels, culminating with a full semester of student teaching during their last semester at Baker. An advisor from the Department of Education coordinate this placement.
Physical Education & Health Course Descriptions
The Department of Education gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:
- Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Education
- Carol Lee Miller and Carla Miller Reynolds Scholarship
- E. Vincent “Doc” Reichley Scholarship
- Helen Bauer Endowed Scholarship
- Rose Lister Goertz Scholarship
- Clara Louise Johanning-Dufrene Scholarship
- Dan and Peggy Harris Scholarship
Students may be eligible for the following award to be applied to the following year’s tuition:
- Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Health and Physical Education
Meet the Faculty