Faculty

At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Exercise Science program is designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to improving your knowledge and application as you prepare for graduate school and other careers. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field by ACSM, NSCA, and NATA; many of them currently practice the trade, conduct research, and contribute to scholarly literature. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond the classroom by utilizing hands-on experiences in the human performance lab to bring that book knowledge to life application.

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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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