Sports Ministry is offered through the Division of Health and Human Performance in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Students will obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation (sports management, camp administration, or sports ministry) while studying Sports and Recreation programming in various settings including sports leagues, sports camps and church recreation. Students will focus on developing programs that are safe, effective and purposeful. The purpose of the degree is to explore how physical activity, exercise and sports can enhance leadership skills, teamwork and fellowship.
|Program Option||Degree Plan|
|Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sports and Recreation: Sports Ministry|
|Minor in Church Recreation|
What makes an OBU Sports and Recreation: Sports Ministry degree special?
Our future sports and recreation professionals exemplify Christian principles, approaches and practices. We integrate faith throughout the learning process. Lectures are supported with hands-on training. Practicum and internship experiences further develop knowledge, skills and abilities.
What are OBU grads doing with their Sports and Recreation: Sports Ministry degrees?
The majority of students pursue sports management careers in private, commercial and municipal sport and recreation settings (e.g., YMCA, city parks and recreation, church recreation). Some pursue careers in camp administration, specific to sport/summer camps. Others obtain a specialty in Sport Ministry and pursue careers in churches, religious organizations and missions. Graduate education is an option.
Learn more about our Health and Human Performance faculty.