Bachelor's Degree in

Sports and Recreation Ministry

Sports and Recreation Ministry professionals are needed to meet the recreation demands of one of the fastest growing job fields in the past few years, resulting from expanding populations, increased leisure time, greater mobility and the church reaching outside its walls. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional positions in churches, sports, recreation, parks and outdoor recreation settings. Students interested in sports and recreation ministry can find a variety of career opportunities in churches, YMCA/YWCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, city and county recreation agencies, school sports programs and therapeutic recreation.

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Sports and Recreation Ministry: Core Courses [ 40 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
CM225 Ecclesiology 3
CM307 Ministry Leadership and Administration 3
CM401 Conflict Management 3
SR107 Intro to Sports & Recreation Ministry 3
SR204 Recreational Leadership 3
SR302 Philosophy of Coaching 3
SR311 Adventure Education 3
SR314 Sports Outreach 3
SR322 Lifetime Wellness 3
SR402 SR Senior Forum (1) 1
SR409 SR Internship 3
SR427 Character Dev. Thru Sports/Recreation 3
YM104 Youth Culture and Trends 3
YM302 Camp Programming 3

Sports and Recreation Ministry: Bible Courses [ 37 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
BI205 Bible Study Methods 3
BI300 Bible Elective (OT or NT) 3
BI301 Bible Elective II 3
CM104 Personal Evangelism Seminar (1) 1
MI2083 Intercultural Ministry 3
NT102 New Testament Survey 3
NT200 Gospels or Acts (Elective) 3
OT100 Old Testament Eelctive 3
OT101 Old Testament Survey 3
SL101 Spiritual Formation I 3
TH105 Basic Beliefs (2) 2
TH300 Teachings of Friends 3
TH302 Doctrine of Holiness (2) 2
WA101 Introduction to Worship (2) 2

Sports and Recreation Ministry: General Courses [ 50 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
EN100 College Writing 3
EN200 Research and Writing 3
IT100 Intro to Computer Applications 3
LI101 Literature Elective 3
LI200 Introduction to Literature 3
MA100 Math Elective 3
NS206 Anatomy and Physiology 3
NS206L A&P Lab (2) 2
PE200-1 PE Elective 1 1
PE200-2 PE Elective 2 1
PH100 Critical Thinking (2) 2
PH205 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PY100 General Psychology 3
PY224 Developmental Psychology 3
SO221 Introduction to Sociology 3
SP200 Fundamentals of Speech 3
SR102 Lifetime Indoor Fitness 1
SR103 Lifetime Outdoor Fitness 1
SR216 Elements of Athletic Training 3
UE1013 Unrestricted Electives (a) 3

Chair of Sports and Recreation Ministry

Larry Lewis

    • M.S. Wichita State University
    • B.S. Friends University
    • B.S. Fort Wayne Bible College