Mentoring in Sport – SMGT 317

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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.


SMGT 200 and SMGT 201


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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define mentoring in different contexts.
  2. Discuss experiences of the mentoring process.
  3. Summarize core principles of mentoring.
  4. Provide coaching and evaluation of other students as he/she reflects on his/her ministry experiences.
  5. Discuss experiences of the mentoring experience.
  6. Design a mentoring program that best suits the needs of the student’s sport and ministry.
  7. Describe the evolution of mentoring in sport.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Internship Site Agreement

The student must complete 8 hours of a supervised internship experience with a mentorship focus. This agreement simply confirms the student’s understanding of the internship and their responsibility to secure a location by the end of Week 2.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

The student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. 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.

Ministry Covenant Form

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

Time Log and Journal (7)

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

Mentor Leader Summary (7)

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

Internship Portfolio

The student will write a 5-page paper in current APA format that focuses on the mentorship journey. The Internship 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.