Business. Ministry. Sports. 

Ministry: Concentration

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Your passion for athletics. Your God-given calling. Combine and elevate both through sport ministry, at NGU.

Ranked Sport Mgmt. Degree
NGU topped 2019’s list of “Top 30 Bachelor’s in Sport Management Degree Programs” (
Hours of Experience
Rise above the competition and complete a 600-hour internship with an athletic organization of your choice. Practice makes perfect, after all!
Personalized Tracks
Business. Ministry. Coaching. Choose one of three concentrations and tailor your studies to fit your career goals.

Impact Through Athletics

In the office, on the field, or at the gym – your love of sports is no accident. God calls you to use your passions for his glory, just as he designed.

From major sports franchises to remote mission fields. Through business, ministry, or coaching. Countless careers thrive within the world of sports. Prepare to serve, lead, and elevate others, through the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a concentration in ministry at NGU.

What Can I Do with a Concentration in Ministry?

With a concentration in sports ministry, you can combine your love for sports with a fulfilling career. You can become a sports chaplain, community outreach coordinator, or youth mentor, using sports as a platform for spiritual and personal development.

This specialization allows you to make a positive impact in the lives of athletes and communities through the integration of faith and sports.

Sports Chaplain

Sports Event Coordinator

Sports Ministry Missionary

Sports Outreach Coordinator

Sports Program Director for a Church

Youth Sports Coach

Experience Learning On and Off the Field

NGU Sporting Events

In the world of sports, experience equals knowledge. Gain both as you work game-day operations for over 50 on-campus sporting events. Then dig even deeper as you personally manage 28 sport-related functions at NGU. This is hands-on learning at its finest. 

The Greatest Internship of All Time

You get out what you put in. So, put in your best! Complete an intensive 600+ hour internship with an athletic organization of your choice. 16 weeks. 40 hours. One goal – to prepare yourself for a successful career in sport management. 

Personalized Career Prep

Organize and produce a live sporting event. Develop a sport-centered professional business plan. Create and implement a sports ministry league for a church. Lead a coaching workshop at NGU. Even coach an actual sporting event on campus. After all, the world of sports thrives on practice. 

Have Questions about the Sport Management Program or Ministry Concentration?

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Donovan Nelson, EdD

Department Chair, Sport Management

Sport Beside Experienced & Faithful Managers

Fred Battenfield, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
Jeff Briggs, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
Donovan Nelson, EdD
Department Chair, Sport Management

A Strong Approach to Studying Sports

Sport Management Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Intro to Sport Management
  • Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology and Sociology of Sport
Sport Management Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Into to Information Technology
  • Sport Economics
  • History and Philosophy of Sport
  • Sport Organization and Administration
Sport Management Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Sport Law
  • Sport Communications
  • Sport Emergency Management
  • Sport Finance and Fundraising
  • Sport Liability and Risk Control
  • Sport Facility Design and Management
Sport Management Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Media Technology
  • Sport Ethics
  • Sport Marketing, Sales, and Promotions
  • Event Management & Funding
  • Directed Internship in Sport Management

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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