Sports Ministry is for students who are interested in the pursuit of a full time vocation in ministry where sports are utilized to evangelize and disciple others. This can occur in a variety of settings including church recreation and organizations such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Training in all aspects of sport related ministry is given in this concentration, which include: instructional skills, supervision, strategic planning, and application based theology.  


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Joe Cole

Chair, Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sport Science

  • B.Ed., 1985, Missouri State University
  • M.Ed., 1986, Wichita State University
  • Ph.D., 1994, Florida State University


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