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For Applied Health and Fitness (AHF) faculty, the path to the front of the university class was paved with a variety of real-world educational experiences. What they learned while teaching health and wellness and physical education in the public school system, developing health promotion and wellness programs, and providing care in outpatient orthopedic clinics will benefit you as you anticipate the workday world of wellness and fitness.

Balancing their professional, civic and spiritual lives, AHF faculty contribute to their professional organizations, give back as community volunteers and are active in their church communities.

Michael Fratzke; MEd, EdD Professor; Physical Education | Chair; Div of Health and Human Perf mike.fratzke@indwes.edu Department - Physical Education Division - Health & Human Performance

Biography

Dr. Fratzke grew up in Minnesota and worked in the family business. He was active during his high school days in band, choir, and athletics. He met his wife in Longview, Texas, and they have two married daughters who are IWU grads. Fratzke has coached at the collegiate level and has been an academic dean. He currently enjoys teaching and serving as division chair. His spare time goes to his four grandsons.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1972, LeTourneau University
  • M.Ed., 1973, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Ed.D., 1978, Texas A&M University - Commerce

Interests

Dr. Fratzke has interests in administration, sport, history, skill acquisition, fitness, Olympics, and international events. While he is a generalist in training, he has a variety of interests. In his present status he will be able to focus on administrating a division and teaching in the various majors in Health and Human Performance.

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