The Division of Health and Sport Sciences (HSS) includes the disciplines of health sciences, exercise science, fitness management, and sport management. Faculty within the HSS Division are committed to promoting intellectual, spiritual and professional development, striving to enhance a Christ-centered lifestyle through collaborative relationships and the advancement of knowledge.
Each of the programs housed within the Division prepares students for a professional vocation through the application of a well-rounded, holistic approach to education from an evangelical Christian world-view. Students who major in one of the disciplines typically pursue careers in (1) allied health, including corporate fitness and exercise science/technology; and (2) management in corporate or private fitness centers, recreation facilities, or sports organizations. Additionally, the Division prepares students to enter graduate or professional school in exercise science, physical therapy, allied health, athletic training, or sport management.
CoAES/CAAHEP Accreditation Statement
All necessary accreditation standards mandated by the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES) were met by Missouri Baptist University in the fall of 2008. The exercise science program was subsequently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in the summer of 2009, the only program in the state of Missouri and one of only 65 programs nationally.