- Emily Love ‘15
- Hometown: Hudson, Ohio
- Major: Physical Education and Health
Mount Union is different for a number of reasons, such as the friendly atmosphere and small class sizes that allow students and professors to work together. Professors get to know you. They realize your potential both academically and personally.
There is no doubt that, in today’s society, health is a popular topic. Increased interest in nutrition, exercise and overall well-being in light of an obesity epidemic and growing healthcare costs demands individuals who are primed to make a difference. Health teachers are in an excellent position to guide our nation’s youth in the right direction at an early age.
Mount Union’s health major is primarily focused on those who would like to receive multi-age licensure to teach health to K-12 students. As a student in this program, you will be prepared to improve school health initiatives in an effort to enhance student awareness and choices.
Students often pare their health studies with an additional major in physical education, as these graduates are often the most marketable. In addition, our health students are thoroughly prepared for a rewarding career in education, as evidenced by the fact that 100 percent of our recent graduates passed the health praxis exam (the test required for teacher licensure) the first time.