Department of Movement Science


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Jennifer Olson, M.S.
Affiliate Professor

Office: B-2-215 Mackinac Hall
Phone: (616) 331-8875

 Academic Background

Master of Science (Family and Consumer Science) , 1996,  Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science ( Family and Consumer Sciences KH,VH/Health Certified) 1994, Iowa State University

Certified Teacher (Health Education grades 6-12)

 Courses Taught

PED 265- Health Education for Elementary Teachers

PED 272- Reproductive Health Education

PED 270- School Health Ed: Curriculum and Evaluation

PED 301- Methods of Teaching Health Education


Olson, J. & Smith, F. (1997) Assessing Adult Learners’ Interest in Family and Consumer Sciences. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 89 (4), 8-12.

 Conference Presentations

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Educators of Michigan (July 2013)-  Effectively Using “You Tube” Clips in the Classroom
  • Michigan Model Training- High School (December 2012) Provided to 6-12 teachers at Kent ISD, MI
  • Michigan Model Training- Elementary (November 2012) Provided to K-6 teachers at Kent ISD, MI
  • Jump$tart Professional Development Conference (December 2011) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch- Presented as teacher of the year discussing consumer health.

 Scholarly Interests

  • Teaching Methods/Instruction Related to Health
  • Michigan Model for Health
  • Reproductive Health Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences

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