Health, Fitness & Recreation Bachelor of Science
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What will I study?
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Fitness and Recreation provides courses in Bible, liberal arts and 47 credits in courses related to health, fitness and recreation that prepare students for careers in the fitness and recreational industry. This degree supports the University' s goal to build Christlike character.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Articulate an understanding of health, fitness and sport performance as it relates to the physiological, social and psychological responses and adaptations to exercise and physical activity.
-- Implement effective instructional strategies applicable to health, fitness and sport.
-- Administer accurate health and fitness assessments using appropriate techniques for a variety of populations.
-- Implement safe and effective individualized and group exercise programs for a variety of populations.
-- Administer a biblical philosophy in health, fitness, recreational and sport programs which meet the needs of all participants.
What classes will I take?
First Year +
Second Year +
Third Year +
Fourth Year +
Some of the career and ministry opportunities open to you include the following:
- Coaching athletic teams for your church
- Coaching youth teams for your city and/or county recreation programs
- Camp work
- Coordinating church recreation activities
- Physical therapy
- Serving your community by working with the physically handicapped, the mentally handicapped, & senior citizens
- Adult fitness consultant
- Fitness Center coordinator
- Community or Christian camp aquatics director or instructor
Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.