Teaching health to others
Many Americans fail to recognize that the human body is created for God’s glory (1 Cor. 6:20). You can shape the next generation by teaching personal health and individual and team sports from a biblical worldview.
Maranatha’s Baptist Christian Physical Education and Health degree program will prepare you to teach physical education and coach athletic teams in both Christian and public schools. You’ll also have the opportunity to join any of Maranatha’s 11 intercollegiate sports teams. Maranatha athletic teams are part of the Northern Athletics Conference, the NCAA Division III, and the NCCAA.
A good team needs a good coach. The Coaching minor focuses not only on how to have a winning season but on training athletes to model character traits such as faithfulness, commitment, and perseverance. Dedicated athletic instructors challenge athletes to excel in sports as well as godliness.
Students who minor in coaching learn how to teach basic skill development in at least three sports of their choice (baseball, basketball, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, or wrestling). They also gain an understanding of team organization, anatomy and physiology, coaching techniques, conditioning procedures, and first aid and safety.
Read more about Maranatha's Coaching minor.
Our faculty knows sports
Coach Keith Salscheider played college basketball at Liberty University, St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) and San Diego Christian College (California). His professional basketball career included four years in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He averaged 17 points and shot 45 percent from 3-point range for the Great Falls (Montana) Explorers in 2007-08.
But now he coaches and teaches at Maranatha. Read more about our Teacher Education Faculty.
Teacher licensure program
Teacher education graduates at Maranatha can apply for licensure through both the American Association of Christian Schools and the State of Wisconsin.
Our teacher education programs are approved for teacher certification through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Click here for more information on teacher licensing.
Your potential career
- Coach for school or church
- Physical Education teacher
- Athletic department director
Your potential schedule
|Freshman Fieldwork||0||Foundations of Education||2||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Intro. to Physical Education and Health||2||Literature Elective||3|
|Personal & Community Health||2||Consumerism in Health||2|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|English Composition 1||3||English Composition 2||3|
|The Modern World||3||Physical Science Elective||3|
|Math Elective||3||General Psychology||3|
|Developmental Psychology||3||The Exceptional Child||3||Outdoor Activities in Phys. Ed.||1|
|Human Biology||3||Sophomore Fieldwork||0||Music Elective||2|
|Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods||2||Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology||2|
|Techniques of Coaching Elective||2||Techniques of Coaching Elective||2|
|Team Sports||2||Instructional Media & Technology||3|
|Drugs, Society, & Human Behavior||2||Baptist Heritage||3|
|Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism||3||American Studies Elective||3|
|Org. & Admin. of Athletics & P.E.||3||Junior Practicum||0||Basic Swimming||0|
|Methods of Coaching||2||Adaptive Physical Education||3||Bible Elective||3|
|Physiology of Exercise||3||Evaluations in Physical Education||2|
|First Aid & Safety||2||Strength, Conditioning, & Flexibility||2|
|Training Room Techniques||3||Kinesiology||3|
|Indiv., Dual & Lifetime Sports||2||Elementary Physical Education & Health||2|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||Secondary School Reading||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Education Seminar||0||Student Teaching||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Methods of Teaching Physical Education||3|
|School Health Programs||2|