Physical Education and Health Training

Health and Learning

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or minor in physical education and health teaching is a program designed for students with a passion for fitness, recreation and physical activity.

Teaching students the benefits of being physically active is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Motivate them to participate and help them succeed.

At Olivet, students will study anatomy, physiology, coaching, sports skills, first aid and emergency care, health, nutrition, aquatic skills, and more.

Students will complete between 100 to 130 hours of field experiences. Once completed, they will spend 60 supervised days teaching in a real classroom.

Get involved with intramural sports on campus, including volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, and so much more!

Possible careers include: physical education teacher, health education teacher or coach in public or private school – elementary, middle or high school; health education teacher.

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Education at Olivet

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Specialized Education

From Art to Special Ed, Olivet students choose their area of focus, and spend valuable time as student and with students.

Math in Life

Many elementary, middle school and high school students say that math courses are their most difficult. Olivet math education grads excel in introducing students to the joys of learning.

Mentors and Professors

At Olivet, the classes are kept smaller, to ensure every student experience the one-on-one relationship with their academic mentors.

Tomorrow's Educators

The School of Education strives for responsiveness in keeping its programs current. Within the last three years, the Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Middle Grades programs have been revised to meet licensing and hiring requirements. The newest program is the Special Education Teacher Training Program with the first graduates in the Class of 2017.

Special Education Teacher Training Program


Olivet Nazarene University is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System through 2018. Olivet also holds the accreditation and approval of the nation’s top associations, including the Higher Learning Commission. The School of Education continues to update existing programs to meet and exceed the Illinois State Board of Education standards.

Professional Accreditation

Education with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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