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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By the Numbers:

Education at Olivet

3M+
teachers in the U.S.
17:1
student to faculty ratio
27
graduate programs available through Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
40K+
network of Olivet alumni

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

Licensure

Olivet Nazarene University’s Teacher Education Program is a recognized education preparation program by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB).   Each teaching program that is offered at Olivet has been individually approved for licensure, meaning that when a teaching candidate graduates with a teaching degree they will also have earned an Illinois Professional Educators License. The School of Education continues to update existing programs to meet and exceed the Illinois State Board of Education standards and is aligned with the top educational preparation standards in the nation.

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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