Faculty

IWU's Sports Ministries major is a joint venture between the School of Theology and Ministry and the Health and Human Performance division. This major is designed to prepare students to use athletics as a platform for gospel proclamation and Christian discipleship. Mike Fratzke, the Health and Human Performance chairperson, and Scott Burson, who has worked with several sports ministry organizations, advise students within the major.

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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