Bruce Pratt

Faculty & Staff

                     

Dr. Bruce Pratt

Kinesiology

 

     
     

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Phone: (765) 998-5186
Email: brpratt@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Wellness, Physical Education Teaching, Administration

 

Vitae PDF: Dr. Bruce Pratt's Printable Vitae


Bruce A. Pratt, Ed.D  

765.998.5186 (office) 
 
  
EDUCATION 
 
Ed.D. Ball State University 2001, Muncie, IN.
Major in Educational Administration, with a cognate in  Health Science and a cognate in Adult Education. Dean's Citation for Academic Excellence for a perfect academic record of all A grades.  
 
M.A. Ball State University 1978, Muncie, IN. 
Major in physical education and health  with driver education endorsement.  4.0 GPA 
 
B.S. in Education Taylor University 1974 (cum laude), Upland, IN.
Major in K - 12 physical education and health with an endorsement in driver education.  Member of the Chi Alpha Omega honor society; served as a class officer; and was a student instructor. In addition, was instructor/counselor at the Taylor Basketball Camp for five summers. 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
 
2010-present 
Full-time, tenured Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance at Taylor University. Teaching assignments: general education and majors classes in Physical Education and Human Performance. Committee assignments: Teacher Education Committee, General Education Committee, and Search Committee for Public Health faculty position. Participation in on-campus professional improvement activities through the Center for Teaching and Learning Exccellence.
 
2009-2010
1 year contract Associate Professor in the Department in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance at Taylor University teaching general education classes and majors classes in Human Performance.
 
1997-2009
Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance at Taylor University Fort Wayne. (See teaching assignments in the Assistant Professor section). Committee Assignments: Community Life 1999-2007; Faculty Athletics Representative 2000- present; Wellness Task Force 2005-2006; and Faculty Personnel Committee2005-2006 and 2007-present; Customer Service Task Force 2006; Health Insurance Review Committee 2007; and Degree Completion Task Force 2008.
 
Assigned to explore a Sports Leadership program for Taylor University Fort Wayne (2005-2007) which included a trip to South Africa (August 2006) to investigate a possible international link for the program.
 
Supervised the Home School Physical Education class that has been offered through Taylor University Fort Wayne since 1994; Offered numerous summer classes for the department as independent studies; Currently supervise the online Fitness for Life class offered through Taylor University Online (TUO).
 
January 2008 began as an adjunct teacher at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast teaching a Lifetime Fitness and Wellness class and added a Health and Wellness class for Fall 2008 semester and continue with this assignment.
 
1992-1996
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Taylor University Fort Wayne. Teaching assignments: Fitness for Life; Weight Training; Bowling; Tennis; Badminton; Volleyball; Softball; Personal Fitness; Aerobic Conditioning; Individualized Physical Education; Elementary Games and Rhythmics; Elementary School Health and Safety; Elementary Health 
and Physical Education; Basketball; and Weight Control and Fitness. Served as Program Director with class scheduling and budget responsibilities.
 
1990-1992
Athletic Director; Head Coach, Men's Varsity Basketball; and Instructor in the Physical Education Department at Southwestern Assemblies of God College (now University) in Waxahachie, TX. Teaching assignments included Wellness and Lifestyle classes, Physical Education in the Elementary School, Men's/Women's Physical Conditioning, Men's/Women's Basketball, Softball, Recreational Leadership, and First Aid. Additional assignments, under the portfolio of Athletic Director, included scheduling the use of the athletic facility and equipment, and directing the intramural program of the college. Also served as Chair of the Athletic Advisory Committee; sponsor for Blazers (a male service organization); co-sponsor of the Booster Club and was a member of the Student Life committee. Served on a self- study committee during the renewal of accreditation process.
 
1988-1990
Physical Education teacher at Montpelier Middle School for grades K - 8 in the Blackford County (IN) School Corporation.
 
1986-1988
Instructor in the Health Fitness and Physical Education department at Jimmy Swaggart Bible College in Baton Rouge, LA. Teaching assignments included Weight Training, Racquetball, Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education, Health Fitness I (aerobic principles), and Health Fitness II (CPR). In addition, served as an academic advisor; directed the intramural program for one year; and Head Coach of the women's varsity volleyball team for one year. Named Assistant Coach for the men's varsity basketball team for the 1988-89 school year, but resigned my position at JSBC for personal and ethical reasons. Taught Driver Education at the Family Christian Academy for one summer while in Baton Rouge.
 
1984-1986
Physical education teacher at Hartford City Junior High School (Blackford County School Corporation) from 1984- 1986. In addition to teaching duties, my responsibilities
included 7th and 8th grade Cross Country and 7th grade Basketball. Driver Education instructor at Blackford High School, and a supervisor for two student teachers from Taylor University.
 
1974-1984
Physical Education teacher at Montpelier Middle School (Blackford County School Corporation) for grades 3 through 8. Coaching responsibilities included 5th and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Basketball; 7th and 8th grade Football; and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Track. Driver Education instructor at Blackford High School (Hartford City, IN) and Westside Christian School (Marion, IN). Supervised eight student teachers from Taylor University, and one student teacher from Manchester College.
 
HONORS
 
1988
Named to Outstanding Young Men in America.
 
1987
Mid-South Christian College Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year.
 
LICENSE
K - 12 teaching license from the State of Indiana. This is a lifetime license in K - 12 physical education and health with an endorsement for driver education.
 
MEMBERSHIP
AAHPERD
IAHPERD
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Past member of Board of Directors, YMCA, Waxahachie, Texas.
 
Past member of the self-study committee for North Central re-accreditation at Blackhawk Christian School, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
 
Member of Tartans Glen Homeowners Association Board of Directors 2005-2011.
 
District elder at First Assembly of God Christian Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Taught numerous courses and topics in Adult Bible Fellowship and Men's Ministry classes and facilitated a personal financial management course.
 
Past member of the Deacon Board at Westside Assembly, Marion, Indiana.
 
COLLEGIATE-LEVEL EXPERIENCE
 
Courses Taught:
Health Fitness I & II (basic wellness and lifestyle courses including CPR)
Fitness for Life
Weight Training
Bowling
Tennis
Badminton
Aerobic Conditioning
Personal Fitness
Individualized Physical Education
Racquetball
Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
Volleyball
Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Softball
Physical Conditioning
Wellness and Lifestyle
Elementary Games and Rhythmics
Elementary School Health and Safety
Physical Education in the Elementary School-(included
Home School Physical Education class)
Teaching Elementary Health and Physical Education
First Aid (past Certified Red Cross Instructor)
Recreational Leadership
Weight Control and Fitness
Health and Wellness
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Physical Fitness for Justice Studies majors
Wellness Programs
Adapted Physical Education
Secondary Methods of Physical Education
Introduction to Human Performance
 
Other Responsibilities:
Athletic Director
Director of Intramurals
 
Coaching Experience:
Men's Varsity Basketball (head coach)
Women's Varsity Volleyball (head coach)