Dr. David Wachob is an assistant professor and program coordinator for the undergraduate teacher education program in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science.
He is a certified health and physical education teacher, with both a baccalaureate and master’s degree in the discipline. His doctoral degree is in education, with a focus in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Wachob also holds several national certifications, including certified adapted physical educator, certified health education specialist, and physical best fitness specialist.
Dr. Wachob has been teaching in higher education since 2009, which includes being a faculty member at Lock Haven University before his appointment at IUP. Prior to his career in higher education, Dr. Wachob has worked in both the private and public school settings as a teacher, coach, and aquatics director. He was also the head teacher of the health and physical education department at Abraxas I, a school for troubled youth, where he taught both health and physical education and ran an outdoor education program.
Dr. Wachob developed the Homeschool Physical Education Program that serves over 120 local homeschooling students and their parents. Furthermore, he is the program coordinator for the Health and Physical Education Teacher certification program. He also sits on several college and departmental committees, including the College of Health and Human Services Technology and Innovations Committee, HPED Pedagogy Committee, HPED Professional Development Committee, HPED Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, HPED Graduate Curriculum Committee, and the HPED Institutional Review Board Committee. He sat on the State Executive Board of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance for over nine years as a local delegate and as vice president for the Recreation Division. Dr. Wachob is also the official webmaster for the KHSS Department.
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