Graduates will intern and pursue callings in the local church and/or faith-based organizations such as: Athletes in Action, Ambassadors in Sport, Baseball Chapel, Christians in Sport, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Missionary Athletes International, Nations of Coaches, NCCAA, Salvation Army, Score International, YMCA.
Specific career paths include:
Sports ministry director or staff for the local church
Churches are developing sports ministry programs and desire to hire qualified individuals to oversee and facilitate such programs.
Sports ministry parachurch staff and chaplain
This is a traditional career path with organizations seeking theologically prepared sports ministers and chaplains to work with college, Olympic and professional teams/clubs/sportspersons in the U.S. and overseas.
Christian camp staff
Christian camping continues to be a significant faith experience for spiritually forming young people in and through a sports camp. Whether as a director, programming specialist or counselor, this degree contributes to this calling.
Sports ministry missionary
Many missions agencies either have or are developing sports ministries.
Sports leadership staff
A growing number of faith-based organizations are seeking community development staff in the area of sports outreach and life/character coaches.
Teachers, Athletic Directors, and Coaches
Continuing education for those leading in a sports-specific setting with an opportunity to learn to think theologically and practically about sports ministry.