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.
Laura Stenlund is in her first year as the head athletic trainer at Bethany College. Prior to earning the head athletic trainer position, she served as Bethany College’s assistant athletic trainer from 2011-2012.
During her time at Bethany College, Stenlund has been the athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s soccer teams, wrestling and softball teams. Currently she is the acting athletic trainer for the women’s soccer, wrestling and softball teams. In addition to her athletic training responsibilities, Stenlund is an associate professor in the health, physical education, and athletic training department teaching courses on athletic training.
Prior to being an athletic trainer at Bethany College, Stenlund was a graduate assistant at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. While at Hastings College she earned a master’s degree in teaching in physical education. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. and an associates’ degree in Sports Medicine from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Stenlund earned her BOC Certification in 2011 and is licensed as an athletic trainer by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society.
Stenlund is originally from McClelland, Iowa but currently resides in Lindsborg, Kan.