Mentoring in Sport – SMGT 317

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 03/30/2022

Course Description

A residency whereby the student is assigned to a ministry outreach setting for the purpose of receiving hands-on experience and guidance in the day-to-day functions of sports outreach.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course is designed for the purpose of providing direct experience under the mentorship of a qualified professional. The internship is built on the educational principles of instruction, application, and evaluation by placing the student in a supervised period of learning in the context of actual ministry. This practical experience may be completed with an interscholastic athletic team, a church, a parachurch sport ministry, or a mission agency.

Course Assignment

Readings and Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quiz: Mentorship Site Agreement

The student must complete 8 hours of a supervised mentorship experience. This quiz has students confirm their student’s understanding of the mentorship and their responsibility to secure a location by the end of Module 2: Week 2.

Discussions (3)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each topic/discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words.

Mentorship Agreement Form Assignment

The Mentorship Agreement Form must be completed by the student, signed by the mentor, and submitted prior to the start of the mentorship experience. This form is a contract between the student and the mentorship site. The student will not be allowed to begin the mentorship until the agreement is signed by both mentor and student.

Weekly Log Sheet Assignment (7)

The student must complete 8 hours of a supervised mentorship experience. A weekly log will be completed by the student in order to document their activities and responsibilities throughout the duration of the mentorship.

Mentor Leader Summary (7)

Based on assigned readings, the student will write a summary of each chapter that integrates a Biblical worldview. Each summary must integrate a Biblical worldview, be 1-2 pages, and conform to current APA standards.

Midterm Evaluation

The student's supervisor will complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the halfway point of the term.

Mentorship Portfolio

The student will write a 5-page paper in current APA format that focuses on the mentorship journey. The Mentorship Portfolio must provide background information on the sport ministry and requires the student to reflect on their overall experience. It must include at least 2 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

Final Evaluation

The student's supervisor will complete an evaluation of the student’s performance at the end of the term.