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Overview

Athletes and sportspeople (coaches, spectators, support staff) represent one of the largest “mission fields” in the world. The sport and fitness field includes numerous opportunities for mentoring relationships through which believers can influence others for Christ. Accordingly, the Sport and Fitness Leadership major includes a Great Commission emphasis.

The program includes coursework designed to qualify students for multiple professional certifications from organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Association of Church Sports and Recreation Ministries (CSRM).

Dr. Trevor Egli
Program Director

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Concentrations

This degree offers four concentrations.

The Fitness Science concentration focuses on foundational knowledge and skills related to exercise science and the development of lifelong holistic wellness.

The Sport Administration concentration equips students for administrative and management professions within the unique context of sport, recreation, and/or fitness organizations within various sectors (including youth, community, scholastic, collegiate, professional, and international). This concentration includes coursework in the School of Business and Public Leadership.

The Sport and Fitness Ministry concentration focuses on how sport and fitness may be used within the local church and/or parachurch setting. This concentration includes coursework in the School of Congregational Ministry.

The Sport and Fitness Outreach concentration prepares students to serve as sport and fitness professionals in a global missions context. This includes coursework in the School of Intercultural Studies.

Curriculum

Courses may include:

• Human Development
• Health and Fitness Science
• Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards for Sports Professionals

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.

Careers

Graduates may pursue a variety of career paths in various community, church, and parachurch settings, including sport and recreation ministries and missionaries, coaches, fitness specialists, athletic administrators, and strength and conditioning specialists. Graduates will also be prepared to pursue graduate work in a kinesiology-related field.

Degree

Overview

Athletes and sportspeople (coaches, spectators, support staff) represent one of the largest “mission fields” in the world. The sport and fitness field includes numerous opportunities for mentoring relationships through which believers can influence others for Christ. Accordingly, the Sport and Fitness Leadership major includes a Great Commission emphasis.

The program includes coursework designed to qualify students for multiple professional certifications from organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Association of Church Sports and Recreation Ministries (CSRM).

Dr. Aaron Keese
Program Director

Dept Contact

Concentrations

This degree offers four concentrations.

The Fitness Science concentration focuses on foundational knowledge and skills related to exercise science and the development of lifelong holistic wellness.

The Sport Administration concentration equips students for administrative and management professions within the unique context of sport, recreation, and/or fitness organizations within various sectors (including youth, community, scholastic, collegiate, professional, and international). This concentration includes coursework in the School of Business and Public Leadership.

The Sport and Fitness Ministry concentration focuses on how sport and fitness may be used within the local church and/or parachurch setting. This concentration includes coursework in the School of Congregational Ministry.

The Sport and Fitness Outreach concentration prepares students to serve as sport and fitness professionals in a global missions context. This includes coursework in the School of Intercultural Studies.

Curriculum

Courses may include:

• Human Development
• Health and Fitness Science
• Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards for Sports Professionals

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.

Careers

Graduates may pursue a variety of career paths in various community, church, and parachurch settings, including sport and recreation ministries and missionaries, coaches, fitness specialists, athletic administrators, and strength and conditioning specialists. Graduates will also be prepared to pursue graduate work in a kinesiology-related field.