Sports Ministry and Sports Management

    Kuyper’s Sports Ministry Management program intends to prepare students in a holistic manner to reach out to youth through sporting programs or to function in a management role in a variety of sports contexts. Kuyper combines its top-notch youth ministry program, its substantial biblical and theological education with business classes to give students the competencies needed to function in both for-profit contexts as well as in recreational roles, parachurch ministries, community youth agencies, international training organizations or missionary settings. Combined with this degree option is a strong focus on Sports Management at Davenport University, where students will increase their knowledge and skills in the discipline of sport management –legal, regulatory, marketing and operational aspects of sport venue management. Upon completion of all 133 credits at both institutions, students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Sports Ministry Management from Kuyper and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management from Davenport.


    Located approximately 15 miles from Kuyper’s campus, Davenport University is a leading business, health, and technology institution. Through our collaborative partnership, students may earn degrees in some of the innovative majors at Davenport while earning a degree at Kuyper as well. Students who intend to enroll in these programs will work closely with Kuyper College's registrar, who is the students’ advisor, to navigate the program requirements.

    Through the collaborative arrangement, students will earn degrees at both Kuyper College and Davenport. Students who elect a major in collaboration with Davenport University should declare their major with Kuyper College’s academic office. Their student files will be sent to Davenport to complete the admissions process. Students will then be degree-seeking at both institutions and will also have advisors at both Kuyper and DU to assist them. Kuyper serves as the “host” institution, which means billing and financial aid are handled by Kuyper. Students will pay Kuyper tuition for classes at both institutions. Once the Kuyper degree is completed, students will transfer to Davenport and receive their financial aid through DU. Once both programs are complete, Kuyper and Davenport will award their degrees simultaneously. Only students in good standing at Kuyper College will be allowed to begin a collaborative program of study.
    BU 299 Accounting I
    BU 300 Accounting II
    *BITS 211 Microcomputer Apps: Spreadsheet
    BU 220 Business Economics
    BU 360 Finance
    BU 410 Business Law
    BU 430 Non-Profit Management
    BU 250 Marketing
    ED/YM 110 Intro to Educational Ministries
    ED/YM 341 Leadership & Administration
    ED/YM 336 Relational Ministry
    *BUSN 303 Business Research
    *BUSN 488T BBA Major Field Test
    *BUSN 495 Business Planning Capstone
    *FINC 223 Entrepreneurial Finance or FINC 235 Financial Analysis for Business Managers
    SM 231 Coaching & Mentoring
    *LEGL 334 Legal Aspects of Sports Management
    SM 351 Admin.& Organization/Event Mgmnt.
    SM 362 Integration of Faith & Sports
    *MGMT 335 Global Sports Industry
    *MGMT 364 Operations and Facilities Management
    *MGMT 421 Sport Governance & Regulation
    *MGMT 490 Sport Management Internship
    *MKTG 215 Sport Marketing
    *MKTG 350 Sport Advertising & Promotion

    *denotes course taken at Davenport University
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