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Sport Science & Health

Sport Science & Health

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Our Sport Science & Health Department believes that exercise and exemplary health practices play critical roles in the development of all students and also serve as excellent career paths. This discipline is basedon the fact that all human beings are created in the image of God and that Christians are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

As such, the mission of our department is twofold:
  1. To instill in the hearts of students an attitude of excellence regarding the importance of pursuing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a way of honoring God.
  2. To help students, pursuing a career in sport science, master skills needed to effectively organize, administer and facilitate appropriate sport science programming.

 Offerings

Use the links below to view specific coursework related to each program.

We invite you to apply today and begin your journey toward a career in sports management, health, wellness or a variety of other specialized fields.

Outcomes

In order to ensure that you are developing skills recognized by the industry, the curriculum is built upon guidelines set forth by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the North American Society for Sport Management. The teacher education program is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education, in alignment with InTASC outcomes. Educational goals and objectives have been created in order to develop qualified professionals for the multiple vocations in the industry of sport science, exercise science, physical education, and recreation management.  Each student in the program will:

1.      Learn concepts that will lead to a lifetime of wellness through formal instruction and lab practice (Fit Body).

2.      Utilize written and verbal communication skills to demonstrate effectiveness in communication (Fit Mind).

3.      Develop recreational skills for the enjoyment of sports and games through classes and organized intramural activities (Fit Body).

4.      Coordinate sport science services (exercise testing, teaching, coaching, etc) for individuals of different races, abilities, and genders (Fit Heart).

5.      Identify the basic cognitive precepts in foundational and investigative studies (Fit Mind).

6.      Determine how the basic cognitive concepts and principles learned in the foundational and investigative studies apply to sport science (Fit Mind).

7.      Design measurement tools for the assessment of performance and/or health indicators of a student, patient, client, team, or group (Fit Mind).

8.      Establish risk management procedures based on ethos, liability issues, constitutional, state, and local laws (Fit Mind/Fit Heart).

9.      Participate in both didactic and clinical experiences that provide the opportunity to develop as a professional in the sport sciences (Fit Mind/Body).

10.   Identify with ethical boundaries and Christian philosophies to determine how they apply to the sport science and health fields (Fit Soul).

11.   Articulate a clear personal philosophy regarding their field of interest within sport science (Fit Heart/Mind/Body/Soul).


    

Opportunities

In the past two years, graduates with a major in Exercise Science were accepted into a doctoral programs at Cleveland Chiropractic in Kansas City, KS, University of St. Augustine Doctor of Physical Therapy in Austin, TX, and Logan Chiropractic University in Chesterfield, MO.  As well as Williams Woods University in Missouri to pursue a Master of Science in Athletic Administration.

Students graduating with a major in Exercise Science or Sport Management went on to work as the Assistant Track and Field Coach, Assistant College Soccer Coach, Personal Trainer at Genesis Health Club, Program Director (YMCA), Associate Sports Information Director, Physical Therapy Technician, Assistant High School Soccer Coach, and Coaching and Teaching Health Education.

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Contact Information

Emily Lockhart
Department Chair
Email: emily.lockhart@centralchristian.edu
Phone: (620) 241-0723 ext 370
Kyle Moody
Instructor
Email: kyle.moody@centralchristian.edu
Phone: (620) 241-0723 ext 386
         
Enrique Barreiro
Instructor
Email: enrique.barreiro@centralchristian.edu
Phone: (620) 241-0723 ext 467