Health & Sport Sciences Division

Physical Training Lab

Mission Statement

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 allied health, athletic training, chiropractic care, exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacology, 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 most recent continuing accreditation visit occurred in Fall 2019. The exercise science program received continuing accreditation through 2030 and is the only CAAHEP/CoAES accredited program in the state of Missouri.

Pre-Athletic Training 

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with MBU and a Master of Athletic Training with either University of Central Missouri or Logan University.   Learn More

Pre-Physical Therapy 

An agreement between Missouri Baptist University and Southwest Baptist University facilitates the admission process for MBU graduates into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at SBU. Learn More


An agreement between Missouri Baptist University and Logan University provides a 3+3 dual-degree, pre-chiropractic program that makes it possible for qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from MBU and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan’s College of Chiropractic in just six years Learn More

Fitness Management

“The Fitness Management program at Missouri Baptist University provides undergraduate students with a degree plan for careers related to the health and fitness industry, which combines exercise physiology and testing with management and business aspects.
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Health Sciences

“The Health Sciences program at Missouri Baptist University provides a high-quality, student-centered learning environment for undergraduate education in pursuit of careers in the health sciences and professions.” Learn More

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science program at Missouri Baptist University is designed to provide students with a strong science foundation that emphasizes preparation for further specialized graduate study or direct entrance into a related career. Learn More

Sport Management

Learn about the Sport Management undergraduate degree program at Missouri Baptist University. Earn a BA, BS or BPS degree in the area. Learn More