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.
Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, is one of the keynote presenters at the North Dakota Council of Administrators in Special Education Paraeducator Conference on June 20. She will be presenting strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum.
Following a search and interviews with the campus community, Lacey Saga has been appointed Director of Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Early Education Center. Saga received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from MSUM. She has served as Interim Director of the EEC since 2009, after serving two [...]
Health Services Administration sophomore, Bailey Beauclair, was interviewed by area TV stations for her help with Make a Wish for Northern Cass siblings. Beauclair was there as part of community service required by the MSUM HSAD program. WDAY news report.
Steve Grineski, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper at the 15th Annual International Conference on Research in Education, sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and Research, and held in Athens, Greece. The paper was titled, “We were pretty darn good”: A social history of the preparation of rural school teachers, 1900-1950.
Angie Jetvig, Exercise Science Major