DCC faculty care about what you know and what you become. A 1:10 professor/student ratio allows them to know you as a person.
Professors seek to go beyond the classroom to help you understand your calling and to prepare you for it. Some faculty are full-time and others are part time, bringing their experience from the field into the DCC classroom.
DCC educates and mentors people to be leaders, including concentrations in leadership and mentors who lead in their field.
We focus on leadership development. We want our students to graduate with a humble servant’s heart ready to assume leadership roles in their church, community, and career. All students are provided opportunities to engage with faculty and professionals who challenge them to explore their unique gifts so they can realize their full potential. Courses such as Cultural Competency, practicums, and internships give students real-world experience with feedback on how they can be effective leaders.
Mentorship & Networking
Students are mentored by peers and professionals as well as learning to be mentors.
This unique program allows students to receive and provide mentorship – both internally and externally – every year at Dallas Christian. Community leaders pour into students’ lives, resulting in personal and professional development.
Are You Passionate about Sports?
Sports and physical fitness play a very influential role in contemporary society, bringing people together and nurturing meaningful human connections. Athletes and sportspeople (coaches, administrative staff, spectators) represent one of the largest “mission fields” in the world. Sport and fitness endeavors include numerous opportunities for mentoring relationships through which believers can influence others for Christ. DCC students often name a coach among those who have made the greatest impact on their lives. Coaches engage in the rewarding work of helping others reach their full potential—not only in terms of athletic prowess, but also through developing important life skills such as hard work, discipline, problem-solving, persistence, self-confidence, teamwork, and personal health and wellbeing.
The Sports Science program at Dallas Christian College gives you the opportunity to combine your passion for sports and your love for Jesus.
Sports Science Degrees
Associate of Science in Sports Science
The A.S. in Sports Science is a 60-credit program. It provides a foundation for entry-level positions in sport, recreation, and fitness organizations. The program includes coursework in biblical foundations for life and service, sports leadership and management, sports psychology, and other areas of the student’s choice, such as coaching and sports ministry. If A.S. graduates desire to continue their education, they may move seamlessly into one of DCC’s Bachelor of Sports Science programs. For more details, click “Degree Plan” to see the required courses in the program.
Bachelor of Sports Science in Athletic Coaching & Bible
The B.S.S. program includes 120 credits with a double major in Athletic Coaching and Bible. The program develops foundational knowledge and skills needed to flourish as a coach in any context from youth to high school to college athletes to community programs to sports professionals. The program includes coursework in sports physiology and nutrition, sports psychology, coaching and mentoring, sports leadership and management, and legal and ethical standards. Students learn general principles of athletic coaching and then specialize in one or more sports, such as basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, or volleyball. For more details, click “Degree Plan” to see the required courses in the program.
Bachelor of Sports Science in Sports Management & Bible
The B.S.S. program with a double major in Sports Management and Bible equips students for entry-level managerial professions within the unique context of sport, recreation, and fitness organizations in various sectors, including youth, community, scholastic, collegiate, and professional. The program includes coursework in sports leadership and management, sports psychology, coaching and mentoring, marketing and public relations, facilities management, financial management, and legal and ethical standards. For more details, click “Degree Plan” to see the required courses in the program.
Bachelor of Sports Science in Sports and Recreation Ministry & Bible
The B.S.S. program with a double major in Sports and Recreation Ministry and Bible focuses on how to use sports as a tool for evangelistic outreach and discipleship within the local church, parachurch settings, and in global mission contexts. The program includes coursework in biblically-grounded sports and recreation ministry, coaching and mentoring, spiritual formation and discipleship, cross-cultural communication, sports management, sports psychology, and legal and ethical standards. For more details, click “Degree Plan” to see the required courses in the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is a Bible Major or Minor required?
A Bible major or minor is one of the best possible ways to prepare a person for the workplace and the current world. Studies indicate that two qualities employers most want to see in new hires are character and critical thinking ability. A Bible major or minor directly contributes to both. Thoughtful engagement with Scripture helps students consider and clarify their worldview, their understanding of self, their life purpose, their philosophy of work and leadership, and the ethical standards by which they will live. Scripture analysis, interpretation, and application develop critical thinking skills and the ability to clearly articulate their thoughts verbally and in writing.
How many credit hours are required to graduate?
Are there scholarships?
Several types of federal, state, veterans, and institutional aid are available. For example, Academic Honors scholars receive up to $15,000 per year toward tuition, room, and board. The scholarship includes all forms of DCC awards for which the student is eligible. At DCC we want to honor students who are committed to becoming servant leaders who will make a positive difference in the world in whatever career they choose. This scholarship is to honor those with solid grades and servant hearts who want to lead. Recipients are expected to be actively engaged as student leaders within the department awarding the scholarship and to demonstrate Christlike character in the DCC community. | Learn More