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Camp/Sport Leadership

Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts/Science in Camp/Sport Leadership

Degree Requirements B.A. B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind Semester Hours - 3
DCM 2301
English (B.A.) Semester Hours - 12 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Arts Semester Hours - 3
FINE 1306
Foreign Language (B.A.) Semester Hours - 6-14* (B.S.) Semester Hours - 0
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence Semester Hours - 0-1
FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count towards these 15 credit hours.)
History Semester Hours - 6
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology Semester Hours - 0-2
KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics Semester Hours - 3-4
(B.A.) MATH 130113031307, or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 13031307, or 1405
[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) (B.A.) Semester Hours - 3-4 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 15
One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion Semester Hours - 6-9
RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Semester Hours - 6
POLS 2301 and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
Total General Studies Hours Semester Hours - 48-64 Semester Hours - 51-58
Camp/Sport Leadership Core Courses Semester Hours - 18
CPSL 3310 Recreation Leadership
(Cross-listed with KNES 3310)
CPSL 3320 Principles of Camp/Sport Leadership
CPSL 3330 Facilities and Logistics for Camps/Sports
CPSL 3340 Outdoor Education Leadership
CPSL 4308 Practicum in Camp/Sport Leadership (S-L)
CPSL 4309 Strategies and Practices of Camp/Sport Leadership
Select one of the three areas of concentration: Semester Hours - 18
Business Leadership
ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
ENTR 3301 Principles of Entrepreneurship (S-L)
MANA 3301 Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 3308 Business and Public Law
MISM 3301 Information Systems for Management
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing
Ministry Leadership
CHST 3309 Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry
INCS 4333 Local Church on Mission
RELI 3305 Principles of Biblical Interpretation
RELI 3383 History of Christianity
RELI 3386 Practicum in Personal Evangelism
Select one of the following:
CHST 4301 Teaching Ministry of the Church
CHST 4306 Children’s Ministry in the Church
CHST 4307 Youth Ministry in the Church
Sports Leadership
KNES 2301 Foundations and Trends in Kinesiology
KNES 2305 Foundations and Trends in Kinesiology
KNES 2309 Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)
KNES 3301 Sports Ethics
KNES 3303 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KNES 4302 Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Athletic Programs
Electives (B.A.) Semester Hours - 20-36 (B.S.) Semester Hours - 26-33
Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level credit hours.
Total Credit Hours Required - Minimum 120
Degree Requirements Semester Hours Semester Hours


One desired outcome is that based on the area of concentration, elective hours could eventually be used toward an accelerated Master's degree.


Minor in Camp/Sport Leadership

A minor in Camp/Sport Leadership is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skills that will be helpful in serving in camp or sports-related ministries and organizations. In order to complete a minor in Camp/Sport Leadership, the student must take the following:

CPSL 3310 Recreation Leadership
CPSL 3320 Principles of Camp/Sport Leadership
CPSL 3330 Facilities and Logistics for Camps/Sports
CPSL 4308 Practicum in Camp/Sport Leadership (S-L)
CPSL 4309 Strategies and Practices of Camp/Sport Leadership


Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University
DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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