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The Bachelors of Science in Fitness and Recreational Leadership program at Central Christian College of Kansas aims to improve discipline-related skills with hands-on experience and in-depth study. Graduates will be qualified for a variety of jobs such as fitness and recreational management, community recreation supervisor, parks and recreation director, fitness facility manager, health and wellness director, tourism and resort planner, camp administrator, and intramural director.

The Sport Science & Health department seeks to provide opportunities to acquire critical skills in fitness, management, coaching, exercise physiology, adaptive physical education, and sports psychology. As the world grows more active, the demand for highly qualified fitness and recreational professionals is driving growth in the field of fitness and recreational leadership.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Event Coordinator – $31,000*
  • Recreation Therapist – $37,000*
  • Fitness Director – $41,000*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

Fitness & Recreational Core (44 Credits)

SP-SH 202 Introduction to P.E., Sports, & Fitness (3)
SP-AC 205 Recreational Activities (2)
SP-SH 208 Introduction to Team Sports (2)
SP-SH 250 Leisure and Sport Programming (3)
SP-SM 302 Sport Law (3)
SP-SM 315 Sport Marketing (3)
SP-SM 330 Event Planning & Management (3)
SP-SH 309 Outdoor Recreation (3)
SP-SH 312 Adaptive Physical Education (2)
NS-BI 246 Basic Nutrition w/Lab (3)
SS-PY 400 Sport & Exercise Psychology (2)
SP-SH 410 Recreational Facilities (3)
SP-SM 425 Administration in Sport & Fitness (3)
SP-SH 491 Sport Science Seminar [Capstone] (1)
SP-SM 395 Practicum (3)
SP-SM 495 Internship (3)
Activity Course (2)


Bachelor of Science in natural science: Fitness & Recreational Leadership = 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 44 Credits – Fitness & Recreational Core
  • 33 Credits – Open Electives


  • Utilize written and verbal communication skills to demonstrate effectiveness in communication.
  • Identify the basic cognitive precepts in foundational and investigative studies.
  • Determine how the basic cognitive concepts and principles learned in the foundational and investigative studies apply to sports science.
  • Design measurement tools for the assessment of performance and/or health indicators of a student, patient, client, team, or group.


  • Coordinate sport science services (exercise testing, teaching, coaching, etc.) for individuals of different races, abilities, and genders.
  • Establish risk management procedures based on ethos, liability issues, constitutional, state, and local laws.


  • Identify with ethical boundaries and Christian philosophies to determine how they apply to the sports science and health fields.
  • Articulate a clear personal philosophy regarding their field of interest within sport science.


  • Learn concepts that will lead to a lifetime of wellness through formal instruction and lab practice.
  • Develop recreational skills for the enjoyment of sports and games through classes and organized intramural activities.
  • Participate in both didactic and clinical experiences that provide the opportunity to develop as a professional in the sport sciences.

The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

The study, practice, and organization of sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, etc.

A foundational course detailing numerous outdoor activities, their effects, and benefits for our society.

Methods of classification of exceptional students, program planning, and teaching of activities appropriate to needs of the handicapped are examined.

This course focuses on designing, planning, and managing sports arenas and facilities.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the use of recreational games and activities in order to improve quality of life. Focus is on small and large group activities.

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