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 Physical Education and Health major 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 Business Faculty.
Teacher licensure program
Teacher education students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.
Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the 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
|Introduction to Sociology||3||Foundations of Education||2|
|Personal & Community Health||2||Intro. to Physical Education and Health||2|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||Consumerism in Health||2|
|English Composition 1||3||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|The Modern World||3||English Composition 2||3|
|Math Elective||3||Physical Science Elective||3|
|Developmental Psychology||3||The Exceptional Child||3|
|Anatomy & Physiology 1||4||Sophomore Fieldwork||0|
|Motor Learning||2||Anatomy & Physiology 2||4|
|Techniques of Coaching Elective||2||Foundations of Sport & Exercise|
|Drugs, Society, & Human Behavior||2||Techniques of Coaching Elective||2|
|Christian Life and Leadership||3||Instructional Media & Technology||3|
|Organization & Admin. of Athletics & P.E.||3||Junior Practicum||0|
|Methods of Coaching||2||Adaptive Physical Education||3|
|Physiology of Exercise||3||Evaluations in Physical Education||2|
|First Aid & Safety||2||Strength, Conditioning, & Flexibility||2|
|Training Room Techniques||3||Kinesiology||3|
|Teaching Techniques||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||Supervised Student Teaching-License||12|
|Pre-ST Portfolio Review||0||Post-ST Portfolio Review||0|
|Methods of Teaching Physical Education||3|
|School Health Programs||2|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|Upper Level Status||0|
|American Studies Elective||3|