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I Am a Phys Ed Teacher


Otterbein University wasn’t just a good fit for Joshua Slone, it was also a great deal. 

“I chose Otterbein because they have the health and physical education major. I could get a degree, both of them, for school. A double major in four years, it’s not bad,” Joshua said.

As a junior, Joshua had the opportunity to present at the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) convention. 

“I presented with some of my classmates, and we did a gymnastic routine to show other physical educators basic skills to add into their own classrooms,” he said. “It was an eye-opening experience for me to further my knowledge as a physical educator.”

While his major certainly keeps him busy, Joshua has still found time to get involved on campus. He is a fraternity brother in Alpha Sigma Phi, a member of the Health and Fitness club, and has even been Otterbein’s beloved school mascot, Cardy! 

Off campus, Joshua volunteers with several community organizations. He referees his church soccer league which he was once played in, and he also volunteers with Best of Both Worlds and the Westerville Special Olympics.

Joshua said he has felt at home at Otterbein.

“It’s really great. It’s a small school, so you get to know everyone and build close relationships with your professors. It’s really like a home experience,” he said. “(My professors) have helped me a lot. They always have an open door policy, and they’re always willing to help out. They always have the highest expectations for me.”