Faculty

Doctorally prepared faculty members teach the majority of the Physical and Health Education courses. Adjunct faculty with specialized expertise are also utilized as needed. Several of our instructors are active supporting members of various professional associations. A strong balance exists in faculty who have expertise in motor development and learning, biomechanics and kinesiology, physiology of exercise, pedagogy, health education, and individual/dual and team sport techniques. Our professors also strongly support the development of character, scholarship, leadership, ethics, and the spiritual foundation of their students. The whole-person development model is encouraged throughout the program.

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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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