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Health and Physical Education

Preparing future health & P.E. educators.

OKWU’s Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education prepares students for certification in teaching Health and P.E. in K-12 education. These courses develop an understanding of how human bodies are made, how they work, and how to improve the human body’s performance. Education courses allow our students to demonstrate expertise in the creation of lessons, assessments, and interactions with elementary, middle school, and high school-aged students.

Graduates of OKWU’s B.S. in Health and Physical Education go on to be teachers, coaches, and community sports directors.

Our Integration of faith with learning allows our students to:

  • Evaluate learning through the lens of a biblical worldview.
  • Develop teaching skills and content expertise in a Christian environment.
  • Learn to see each person as someone created in the image of God.
  • Be prepared for a teaching career in a public, private, or online setting.

At its core, OKWU adheres to the values of The Wesleyan Church, including Scripture, Reason, Tradition, and Experience. We believe in groundbreaking theology focused on the transformation of broken people, and this focus on reaching people where they are is vital to our curriculum.

Participate in leadership opportunities within the curriculum:

  • Educators Seeking Excellence (ESE) – A student leadership council for OKWU Education majors.
  • Field Experiences – Ten hours per semester of service-learning at accredited P-12 schools for three semesters.
  • Clinical Practice: Practicums – 30 hours per practicum of teaching/observation at an accredited P-12 district. Five practicums in specific learning areas.
  • Clinical Practice: Student Teaching – A minimum of 15 weeks in an accredited P-12 district site.

Meet the faculty.

Keri Bostwick

Keri Bostwick

Dean, Dean of Accreditation and Assessment
Amanda Dickinson

Amanda Dickinson

Director and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sports Leadership
Jason Flick

Jason Flick

Director of Secondary Clinical Experiences, Instructor of Education
Greg Tackett

Greg Tackett

Instructor of Exercise Science

Experience OKWU

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