Robert Benge, PhD

Bob Benge   Dean
   Phone: 423.236.2855
   Office Room #: HWC 3121
   Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Bob Benge is the Dean of the School of Physical Education, Health, and Wellness (PEHW) at Southern Adventist University. In addition to his administrative duties as dean, he teaches Statistics, First-aid, CPR, Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor, Basic Swimming, Kayaking, Tennis, Softball and Secondary Methods of Physical Education. Bob supervises student teachers and Wellness majors' internships.

Benge graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BS degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 1977. He continued his education at Old Dominion University where he received a MSEd in Physical Education in 1986. Lastly, he received his PhD in Physical Education from the University of New Mexico in 2001.

A former elementary physical education specialist, Benge has 37 years of teaching experience in Health and Physical Education. He also has 41 years of experience as an American Red Cross lifeguard and water safety instructor. He has served local communities as a commissioner for youth sports, coach, sports official, and fundraising coordinator.

Bob Benge's professional affiliations include Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Society of Health and Physical Educators, Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Tennessee Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. On campus he is a member of the Alumni Committee, Cohutta Springs Triathlon Committee, and the Academic Review Committee. Bob is faculty sponsor of the Southern Striders Running Club.

Bob's favorite hobbies include running, swimming, bicycling, photography, skiing, and working around his house and yard. His wife's name is Debbie, and his two grown children are Bo and Kyle.

Typical Weekly Schedule
Please contact directly by email or phone to ensure an office appointment. 







7 a.m. Pool Main.  Lifeguard Pool Main.   Lifeguard Pool Main.
8 a.m. Tests and Measurements Hlth/PE Tests and Measurements Hlth/PE Tests and Measurements Hlth/PE
9 a.m.         Office 
9:30 a.m.   Racquetball    Racquetball
10 a.m.     OL Council 
10:30 a.m.        
11 a.m.   Southern Connections   Convocation  Faculty Meeting 
12 p.m. Lunch   Lunch  Lunch  Lunch 
1 p.m. ProAct Softball ProAct Softball ProAct Softball ProAct Softball Office 
2 p.m. GA Meeting        
3 p.m. UG Council      Deans & Chairs 
1st Thursday of each Month 
4 p.m.     Office   
5 p.m. Office by Appt. Office by Appt.  Office by Appt.  Office by Appt.   
6 p.m.                   
7 p.m.          
8 p.m.          
9 p.m.          

Class Meeting Location

  • HLED-491-A: Wellness Capstone
    Meets: Arranged
  • OUTL-356-A: Outdr Ldrsh: Fld Exp
    Meets: Arranged
  • OUTL-492-A: Outdoor Ldrshp Intern
    Meets: Arranged
  • PEAC-133-A: Racquetball
    Meets: Iles Racquetball Courts
  • PEAC-254-A or RECR-254-A: Lifeguarding
    Meets: Coolidge Pool
    Dates: Aug 27 - Oct 16
  • PETH-114-A: ProAct Softball
    Meets: Softball Fields behind VM
    Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
  • PETH-363-A: Tests and Measurements of Health/PE
    Meets: HWC 3149
  • VGCA-293-A/B: Vegetarian Culinary Arts Internship
    Meets: Arranged
  • VGCA-295-A: DS: Prior Learning Assessment
    Meets: Arranged