Student learning outcomes:
- The student will demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principles and strategies as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
- The student shall demonstrate leadership in his/her field of study by promoting wellness activities to others, attending professional workshops and conferences, and/or participating in research.
- The student will live, maintain, and promote a healthy lifestyle, be able to articulate strengths and weaknesses in regards to community and individual health and wellness, as well as take action in a positive approach for improvement.
- The student will have the knowledge and skills to evaluate the safety of any environment, be able to respond to a medical emergency, and educate others in the same.
- The student will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior and value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, and social interaction.
The health and physical education teaching major is for those students who are interested in teaching and coaching.
Jessica Becker, a Bethany alumna, earned her master’s in physical education, recreation, and health at Emporia State University. While a student at Bethany, Becker was the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a national shot put champion, an All-American and Academic All-American, KCAC champion, and Bethany Female Athlete of the Year. She returns to Bethany from teaching at Eastern New Mexico University the past year.
David Slack is in his fifth year as Director of the Bethany College Athletic Training Education Program. He directed the efforts to accredit the college in 2008 and led a similar process at Washburn University in 2005. Slack holds an Educational Doctorate in Sports Management from the University of Utah (2004), a Master of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University (1986), and a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University (1981). He held a dual role as Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Athletics at Brigham Young University from 1986 to 1992 and served as Executive Director of the Utah Summer Games from 1994 to 1998.
He and Pam, his wife of 34 years, are the parents of four children and two grandchildren.