Health and Physical Education Program Overview
This major serves students in the University of Providence’ highly regarded education programs. The health and physical education major program at University of Providence allows the student to prepare for a career as a physical education instructor in the school system.
Graduates are sought for their preparation in the discipline and for their experience and preparation for teaching careers. In addition to engaging new courses, Elementary Education and Health and Physical Education will have a focus of trauma and restorative practices embedded through ten courses to help candidates prepare to serve students who have experienced trauma and create restorative classroom communities.
Professor Tom Raunig holds a doctorate in adult learning and higher education administration with an emphasis on sports management and a master’s degree in sports science. He was the head track & field coach at the University of Montana for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge in sports management and education administration to the position. In addition, he holds a Montana Public School Teacher’s License in health and physical education and earth science.
Our adjunct faculty teach physical education activity courses in yoga, hip-hop dance, aerobics, whitewater rafting, skiing/snowboarding, hiking/caving, tai-chi, weight lifting, and self-defense. Other activity courses can be crafted to meet student needs.