Barbara A. Bakker, M.A.

Instructor, Public Health and Education
(319) 273-2215

University of Northern Iowa
WRC 203
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241

Barb Bakker's Vitae

Ms. Bakker is an instructor of School Health Education.  Her primary teaching responsibilities include School Health Education Methods and Curriculum courses and Program Coordinator for the School Health Education Endorsement Program. Prior to arriving at the University of Northern Iowa Ms. Bakker taught Health Education for 33 years and was head volleyball coach for 24 years in the Dike-New Hartford Community School District in Dike, Iowa. She also served for 10 years as an adjunct instructor in the Health Division at the University of Northern Iowa. Ms. Bakker was the 1989 recipient of the IAHPERD Health Educator of the Year Award. She has been inducted into the University of Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame, the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Volleyball Hall of Fame. She holds several State of Iowa coaching achievements including seven state championships and six state runner-up titles

Courses Taught: 
  • HPE 3240 Secondary School Health Education
  • HPE 3344 Health Education Curriculum
  • HPE 4164 Health Care & the Consumer
  • HPELS 2045 Health & Physical Education for Elementary Teachers
  • HPE 4186 GSW2 Studies in Substance Abuse Prevention Education for School Health Educators
  • HPE 4186 GSW3 Studies in Sexuality Education for School Health Educators
  • HPE 4186 GSW4 Studies in Mental/Emotional Health for School Health Educators
  • HPE 4186 Studies in Secondary School Health Education Methods

BA: University of Northern Iowa
MA: University of Northern Iowa