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Sports and Recreation: Sports Ministry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Shawnee, OK, United States
The Sports and Recreation: Sports Ministry program of Oklahoma Baptist University is offered through the Division of Health and Human Performance in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Students in the Sports and Recreation: Sports Ministry program of Oklahoma Baptist University will obtain a Bachelor of Science 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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vocation and Calling
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Cross-Cultural Church Planting
  • Team Sports
  • Nontraditional Sports
  • Lifetime Sports

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

    • Complete your application
    • Send us your Transcript
    • Send Test Scores (ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Send a copy of a current passport
    • Financial Guarantee
    • Provide a bank statement (proving funds on the financial guarantee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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