Exercise and Sports Science

Physical therapist. Athletic Trainer. Sport management. Teacher. Coach. At Olivet, students can become the Christian professional they want to be. They can prepare well for graduate school, advanced degrees, and certifications. They have many opportunities for learning to work with clients and other students. They can experience the world of professional sports right on campus during Chicago Bears Training Camp and other special events.

Olivet’s Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Physical Education and Health Education Teaching programs are accredited by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

Areas of Study

Starting freshman year, students receive instruction directly from their professors, instead of just meeting a list of assignments and deadlines on their own. Olivet professors have a long track record of practical experience and mentoring students. They are ready to teach students what will help students succeed. And they’re equally eager to pray with students!

Meet the Faculty

Brian Hyma

Dr. Hyma has focused his continuing education on the functional movement patterns of the body, the possible abnormal patterns, and how those abnormal patterns can be corrected to prevent injury. Dr. Hyma has a passion to help students realize how God has wired them and guide them towards their potential to impact their world as a servant of Jesus.

Exercise and Sports Science Faculty

Alumni Careers in Exercise and Sports Science:

Assistant coach
Athletic director
Athletic trainer
Head coach
Nuclear medicine technician

Physical education teacher
Physical therapist
Professor
Sports media professional