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Pursuing a career as a Chaplin does not limit you to only acting in military and hospital capacities. Sports Chaplains are needed to create a holistic and spiritually rich environment in the world of sports where athletes can receive counseling, spiritual guidance, and mentorship from religious leaders. Liberty University offers a 100% online Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy program to provide the training you need to meet the educational and personal needs of athletes. Our Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy degree is designed to prepare chaplains for a biblically-based sports ministry in both religious and secular settings. Knowledge of effective methods and strategies will be gained to produce graduates who will serve as valuable and essential assets to their team.
The Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy degree is designed to prepare men and women for sports ministry rooted in Biblical principles. There is a great need for ministers in the field of sports, and it is up to individuals like you to fulfill this calling. As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, Liberty University’s chaplaincy programs strive to produce leaders in their fields with a quality education from seasoned professors who have acquired years of first-hand experience in the content being taught. As a student in the Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy online degree, you will have the opportunity to complete a practicum that will incorporate the knowledge obtained through your chaplaincy training online into personal experiences. Liberty’s chaplain studies seek to challenge you in both the theoretical and practical side of sports chaplaincy to advocate achieving higher standards of excellence.
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy will be equipped with the leadership and organizational skills needed to develop, build, and maintain a community ministry opportunity on a variety of levels. Our online courses offer chaplain training that will assist in developing a ministry leadership plan that is both biblically and theologically based as well as culturally informed within the sports context The employment of basic skills in ethical advisement, counseling, teaching, and leading as a sports chaplain in religious and secular settings will be applied. Students will analyze strategy and practice of sports chaplaincy based on current research, knowledge of the literature of the discipline, and experience in the field.
Your chaplaincy studies will require you to complete a practicum for experience as a sports chaplain. We suggest this course be taken in the second semester of enrollment since it will be a prerequisite for most of the CHPL courses in the program. For this experience, you will essentially “shadow” a chaplain for the duration of the chaplaincy training online course. Completing a practicum allows the unique experience of marrying your chaplaincy training online courses with first-hand practical application to gain a deeper understanding work in the chaplaincy field.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
The Master of Arts in Sports Chaplaincy was created to provide you the opportunity to pursue your passion in one of these careers: