School of Life & Health Sciences

Serving Humanity and Sustaining Life

At the core of sustaining human life is the clear, compassionate vision of how to satisfy and nurture physical needs — our own and those of our families and world communities. Through programs that address some of society's most critical needs, students prepare for a role in developing healthy communities and improving the quality of life for people of all ages and cultures.

Olivet’s programs equip students for a career in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States and around the world — health sciences, nursing and health care, family and consumer services, social work and criminal justice. Through rigorous programs of study, research and service, students learn and live the ethical lifestyle of caring professionals.

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Areas of Study

As students pursue career preparation at Olivet, they develop a sense of social responsibility as well as strong, transferable intellectual and practical skills. A wide variety of volunteer and internship opportunities also help them explore their areas of interest.

Our Faculty

Amber Residori, Dean, School of Life and Health Sciences

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and seasoned administrator, Amber Residori cares about Olivet students. She is passionate about life, helping others and sharing God’s love through service. Her professional career includes work in residential treatment settings with youth and adolescents and in hospitals with psychiatric and mental health patients. 

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Internship Opportunities

Putting learning to work is necessary for academic success and career exploration. Students have many possibilities for internships through Olivet alumni, local agencies and businesses, and the nearby Chicago business and nonprofit community. Faculty continue to mentor students through their internship experiences and help them process what they have learned. Students complete their internships with organizations like OSF St. Francis Medical Center, the Illinois State Police, the Robert Lurie Research Medical Center of Chicago and the Kankakee State's Attorney's Office.

Recognized Excellence

Olivet Nazarene University’s Department of Nursing continues its commitment to quality education and faculty. As the demand for nurses increases, Olivet graduates are entering the profession well-prepared for success.


Scholarly Pursuits

Olivet's Honors Program encourages and nurtures academically gifted students, helping them to believe in their possibilities, preparing them to become the Christian scholars and servant leaders our world needs.

Honors Program

Volunteer Opportunities

As an Olivet student, you have many opportunities to work and serve in the local community and across the globe. In the process, you become a global citizen who appreciates all people and cultures.

Missions in Action

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Design Style

A career in interior design includes creating spaces where people learn, live, work and play, and designing functional, beautiful places that enhance individual lifestyles.