Jennifer Olson

Jennifer Olson

Affiliate Faculty, Health and Physical Education

Office: KHS 4540l          
Phone: (616) 331-8875 
Email: olsjenni@gvsu.edu

Spring/Summer ’21 Office Hours: By appointment. Please contact CLAS advising with urgent issues at advstu@gvsu.edu  or (616) 331-8585 or the Movement Science Office at movdept@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-3515.

Education:
B.S. Family and Consumer Science, Iowa State University
M.S. Family and Consumer Science, Iowa State University

Courses Taught:
HPE 207 Personal Health and Wellness
HPE 265 Teaching Health in Elementary Schools
HPE 270 Teaching Skills-Based Health Education
HPE 272 Teaching Reproductive Health Education
HPE 301 Teaching Secondary Health Education

Why I Became a Health Educator:
I became a health educator because I wanted to help people.  Health educators raise students’ knowledge and skills related to physical, mental, emotional, and social health.  Health educators motivate others to maintain their health, prevent diseases, and avoid risky behaviors.  Health educators help build more meaningful futures and that is what I wanted to do.

What I Love Most About Our Program:
Learning!  I hope to grow a love of learning in my students.  I also love to learn and the students teach me something new every day.   I love to use my creativity to make lessons engaging and meaningful for our students.  Our students make our program the BEST!