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Health & Physical Education

Empower health, wellness, and strength with our dual-licensure program for K-12 teachers.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health & Physical Education

The Health & Physical Education program is a multi-age licensure program for health and physical education teachers in PK-12 environments. Your Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Health Education degree encompasses two Ohio teaching licenses – Health & Physical Education. MVNU’s program is one of only a few in the state that offers dual licensure in these two programs.

MVNU's Jetter School of Professional Studies has long been known for the quality of its education programs because of the unique opportunities for extensive hands-on field experience offered to students starting freshman year. This kind of experience will help you develop effective teaching practices, give you real classroom experience, allow you to make connections with local schools and educators, and bulk up your résumé.


Explore a robust education major’s course schedule, designed for tomorrow’s health and physical education teachers.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

The TEACH grant is available for students who plan to teach in high-need areas after graduation.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.

Health and Physical Education facts & figures


CAEP Accredited




Years of field experiences


A Health & Physical Education degree from MVNU will prepare you to teach health, PE, and gym grades K-12 with your dual licensure.


Teach PK-12 gym in a classroom or online setting.


Work with public school systems to implement curriculum.


Work in a private school setting and develop learning strategies.


Try on a charter school for customized curriculum development.


Incorporate your faith and learning in the classroom.

Young female coach having PE class with group of elementary students at school gym.
Portrait of young African-American teacher sitting on desk and smiling at camera with children in background, copy space

MVNU has a strong reputation for putting out qualified, savvy, and caring Education graduates. Employers know that we exceed the number of field hours required for licensure by the state of Ohio — because of that reputation, our grads are always in high demand. The vast majority of them secure jobs not long after, and sometimes even prior to, graduation.

Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

Professor Amy Dubusky

Assistant Professor of Education

Dr. Jessica Grubaugh

Associate Professor of Education, Education Programs Coordinator, Director of University Assessment

Professor Scott Hardwick

Assistant Professor of Education

Professor Brian Humphrey

Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Trainer

Dr. Nicci Lambright

Assistant Professor of Education

Dr. Stephen Metcalfe

Professor of Education

Dr. Elizabeth Napier

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Lynn Shoemaker

Assistant Professor of Education

Professor Scott Tarrh

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Dr. Krishana White

Assistant Professor of Education

Hyson Campus Center

The Education Department is located on the second floor of Hyson Campus Center — a centralized hub that merges academics and campus life.

The first floor of Hyson Campus Center is home to the dining commons, President's Dining Room, The Recreation Equipment Center (The REC), Student Government Association, and the new student union.

On the second floor you will find the offices of Campus Ministries, Student Life, Counseling, Intercultural Learning and Engagement, Center for Global Engagement, and the Education and Christian Ministries departments. Campus-wide activities such as Global Spotlights (pictured) take place in the lobby. Classrooms are found on both the second and third floors.

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