The Health and Physical Education Department prepares students who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and promoting physical fitness and wellness through rewarding careers in health and physical education, athletic training, exercise science and coaching. Intensive classroom settings that offer hands-on learning and personal attention from experienced, knowledgeable professors combined with mentorship opportunities from area health care professionals provide a unique combination of theoretical, practical and highly relevant education. Comprehensive clinical experiences complement classroom training by exposing students to real-world settings through a variety of on- and off-campus clinical sites.
Students also earn valuable professional experience by participating in student teaching, internships and program-related clubs and associations, such as Health and Physical Education Club, Dragons 4 Wellness and the Athletic Training Student Association. The combination of theoretical and practical learning with professional growth and development opportunities prepares students for success in national certification exams, graduate school and a variety of health care professions, including teachers, trainers, coaches and fitness-related roles.
Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead head athletic trainer Andrea “Andy” Scott was named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Division II by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) at their annual meeting last summer. NATA recognizes one athletic trainer for exceptional performance in each of the following collegiate divisions: NCAA D1, NCAA D2, [...]
The Alumni Foundation and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship host the third annual Scholarship Luncheon Friday, Nov. 7 in the CMU Ballroom. The scholarship luncheon celebrates the achievements of MSUM students and provides scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet donors who have greatly impacted their lives through their generosity and dedication to student success. [...]
An Academic Symposium featuring a series of student and faculty presentations from a variety of disciplines will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 as part of inauguration week activities. The theme tying the presentations together will be “How Persistence, Resilience, and Grit Make a Difference.” Concluding the daylong activities will be the TED Talk video “Grit: [...]
September 22-October 10 |Livingston Lord Library | Second Floor Library Hours “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” is a new traveling exhibition that will explore the Native nations in Minnesota and their history of treaty making with the United States. The exhibit will open Sept. 22 in the Livingston Lord Library, [...]