About Our Program

The Health and Human Performance 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 majors include coaching, sport management, strength and conditioning, exercise science, and sports information director. Our strength and conditioning program is a recognized National Strength and Conditioning Association program. Students graduating from any health and human performance 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 and Physical Education Teacher Licensure
  • Sport Management

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  • Coaching
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Information Director
  • Exercise Science


  • Coaching
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Information Director

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 & Human Performance Faculty

Karol Hunt

Karol Hunt, Ph.D.

Associate Athletic Director / Professor Emerita of Physical Education
Amy Ratzlaff

Amy Ratzlaff, Ph.D. Cand.

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance / Assistant Athletic Director / Associate Dean, School of Professional Studies