Health and Physical Education

Department
Members
Gary Hamburgh, Chair; Marvin Denney, Curtis Kuhlman, Nelson Thomas, Shirley Wilson-Anderson, Tim Windemuth.
 




Walla Walla College is one of the church's pioneers in the field of health and physical education. In 1949, this department was the first to graduate a physical education major from an Adventist institution. Since then its graduates have made significant contributions as teachers, researchers, youth leaders, and health educators.
 
The department offers a major in health or physical education. These programs seek to develop the leadership and professional skills which will enable graduates to promote a healthy Christian lifestyle for others.
 
The program in health offers concentrations in health promotion or health science. These concentrations will help prepare students to meet the increasing demands for health professionals trained in promoting wellness. The concentration in health promotion is designed for students desiring to pursue graduate work and careers in the areas of health education, community health, school health, health promotion, employee wellness, and other areas of public health. The health science concentration provides a program for students wishing to pursue graduate studies and careers in research, medicine, dentistry, environmental health, nutrition, and other disciplines in the health sciences.
 
The programs in physical education help prepare professionals who will promote activities that stimulate habits of regular exercise and develop skills and interests for participation throughout life. The curriculum contains three concentrations; Preparation for Teaching, Fitness Management and Physiological Basis of physical education.
 



The department offers these degrees and majors.

Degrees
* MAJOR IN HEALTH (Bachelor of Science)
* CONCENTRATION: Health Promotion (40 credits)
* CONCENTRATION: Health Science (25 credits)
* MAJOR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Bachelor of Science)
* CONCENTRATION: Preparation for Teaching
* CONCENTRATION: Fitness Management
* CONCENTRATION: Physiological Basis
* MINOR IN HEALTH
* MINOR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION



Courses
* HEALTH (HLTH)
* PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSES (PEAC)
* PHYSICAL EDUCATION THEORY (PETH)