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Master of Arts in Global Leadership/Master of Science in Kinesiology


Global Leadership consists of connecting with people in other cultures and societies around the globe and finding ways to exert a positive influence on their lives. Learning the intercultural skills and understanding multiethnic dynamics are crucial skills for leadership in today’s increasingly multicultural and multiethnic environments.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Kinesiology program is to equip candidates for Christian servant leadership in the multi-faceted areas of Kinesiology, equipping them with intercultural and leadership skills equal to integrating their Christian faith and witness as they make significant contributions to the human endeavor. The Master of Science in Kinesiology is a specialized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.

The dual degree will prepare students to better manage the wide variety of global ministry challenges associated with sports ministry, fitness, wellness, and healthcare providers.


In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

Graduate School of Ministry Portfolio

Dallas Baptist University’s Ministry Degree Programs seek to provide an academic experience that enables all candidates to engage and impact Christian Ministries of the 21st century. The Portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents that represent the candidate’s preparation for future ministry positions, demonstrating the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, and ministry experiences.   

The Graduate School of Ministry provides candidates the opportunity for self-reflection through the compilation of documents in an electronic Portfolio. Documents in the Portfolio may include Signature Assignments, Resume, and Philosophy of Ministry among others.  

Throughout the program, the candidate will collect designated documents and upload them to the Portfolio within Blackboard. The Portfolio will be used to assess development as the candidate proceeds through their designated ministry program.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet with their GSOM Program Director to discuss the Portfolio required documents prior to graduation.


  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

Requisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.

MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
MINS 5302 - Ministry Research and Writing Across Media

MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life

MINS 6305 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*

THEO 5305 - Christian History and Heritage

THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
Select a
MA in Global Leadership 9-hour concentration and complete the required courses.
(Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)

MS IN KINESIOLOGY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding requisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


KINE 5301 - Exercise Physiology
KINE 5302 - Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Sport
KINE 5303 - Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
KINE 5304 - Sport Nutrition
KINE 5321 - Internship
KINE 6305 - Measurement, Evaluation, and Research in Kinesiology
KINE 6308 - Sociology of Sport
KINE 6310 - Current Trends and Issues in Kinesiology and Sport
KINE 6326 - Psychology of Sport and Performance
Select one course with approval of MS in Kinesiology Academic Advisor.


30 hours

MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum

30 hours

MS in Kinesiology Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding requisites)

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.