About Our Program

The Health and Physical Education Department offers teaching and non-teaching programs. The teaching major prepares students to earn a Kansas State Department of Education license to teach Pre-K through 12th grade health and physical education in public schools. The non-teaching options include sports studies, sport management and strength and conditioning. Our strength and conditioning program, which is a recognized National Strength and Conditioning Association recognized program. Students graduating from any health and physical education program are prepared for graduate school.
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Success Story

Conner Hampton2Conner Hampton

(2011 graduate)

Director of Basketball Operations for the men’s basketball team at University of Missouri Kansas City

“I believe my experience at Tabor fueled my career and provided me the knowledge and preparation for any task that may be ahead of me. When you have an opportunity of a lifetime, you need do it in the lifetime of the opportunity. My advisor, Dr. Karol Hunt, prepared me for a lifetime of coaching, with a plethora of information–allowing me to gain success and also sustain success.”


Health & Physical Education Majors

  • Health & Physical Education Teaching
  • NSCA LogoSport Management
  • Athletic Training
  • Sport Studies
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Coaching
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Professional Tennis Management Concentration
  • Sports Management Concentration
  • Sports Studies Concentration
  • Strength & Conditioning Concentration




Sport Management

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching health & physical education
  • Coaching in public schools
  • Coaching on the collegiate level
  • Personal training
  • Minor league sport organizations
  • Wellness centers/YMCA
  • Open own training facility

Why Health & Physical Education at Tabor?

  • All non-teaching programs offer an internship
  • Students have COMPLETED INTERNSHIPS with the following organizations: San Diego Padres, Sporting Kansas City, United States Olympic Training Center, Hesston Wellness Center, Tabor College Football team, Wichita and Derby YMCAs and numerous minor league sports organizations

Health & Physical Education Faculty

Karol Hunt

Karol Hunt, Ph.D.

Associate Athletic Director, Professor Emerita of Physical Education
Amy Ratzlaff

Amy Ratzlaff

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, Assistant Athletic Director
Shawn Reed

Shawn Reed, M.Ed.

Head Women's Basketball Coach, Assistant Professor of Health & Physical Education