Sports Ministry CoursesCourse Offerings
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*Courses from other departments may be necessary to fulfill a particular major/minor.
|200|| Introduction to Sports Ministry (3).
This course provides an overview of all sports-related ministries. Several examples will be given as to how sports ministry can be used as a discipleship and evangelical tool. In addition to classroom examples, opportunities will be provided for site-based sports ministry observations. The course will give specific career directions for sports-related ministries.
|300|| Administration and Activities of Sports Ministry (3).
The focus of this course deals with the intricacies involved in the management and operation of sports ministry. Specific techniques will be provided for the operation of sports ministry programs. Methods for designing activities will be given to foster efficient and cooperative programs. Different areas of sports administration, including full-time sports ministry and sports ministry within a church, will be presented.
|304|| Sports Psychology and the Spiritual Influence (3).
The study of psychological and related theoretical concerns associated with sports, in relationship to prayer and spiritual influence. The course will combine Christian psychology and sports psychology, and will provide suggestions for application in sports.
|310||Structure of Activities in Sports Ministry (3).
A strategic look at sports ministry opportunities and the most effective methods for preparation, execution, and follow-up in conducting clinics, camps, and events. This course will present various potential and real situations in which discipleship and evangelism are used within a sports ministry event or program.
|350|| Selected Topics in Sports Ministry (3).
An overview of current issues, research, techniques, and problems in the area of sports ministry as they relate to evangelism and discipleship. Problem-solving models and management techniques will be presented as issues are discussed.
|420||Coaching and Sports Pedagogy (3).
General techniques and concerns dealing with the coaching of an athlete will be covered. A specific focus will be placed on effective pedagogical skills in coaching, including feedback, use of practice time, and fundamental techniques of sports skills.
|470|| Pre-professional Clinical Experience in Sports Ministry (3).
Provides an opportunity for students to experience and observe specific environments and vocations in the area of sports ministry and related fields. Areas of study may include any sport within a church, international, national, or local ministry.
|490||Guided Study in Sports Ministry (1-3).
Gives students the opportunity for personalized study and research in the area of sports ministry. Specific content of the study is determined by the student's needs, interests, and vocational calling. Research and projects will be included in the course requirements.