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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). Students can choose from concentrations in Fitness Science, Sport Administration, Sport & Fitness Ministry, and Sport & Fitness Outreach.