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Bob Jones University

Exercise and Rehab Science

Learning the science of physical movement

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Learn the science behind how your body responds to physical activity. The Exercise Science EDUcamp offers you a hands-on, science-based approach to analyzing and improving human performance. You’ll learn how to work with people to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles through exercise and rehabilitation.

You'll also meet exercise science and sports medicine experts who can help you explore opportunities in health and fitness, strength and conditioning, athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant and more

At EDUcamp you’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help you develop a strong biblical worldview. Camp instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

Activities

  • Discover the many available careers in exercise science.
  • Engage in challenging hands-on laboratory experiments and activities.
  • Learn about exercise testing and program design for athletes.
  • Interact with exercise science and sports medicine professionals.
  • Tour GHS Life Center, a YMCA wellness center, a physical therapy clinic and athletic training and strength & conditioning facilities.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.

Sample Schedule

Time Session
8 a.m.Check-in and registration
9–11:30 a.m.Camp introduction
Tour of Davis Field House
Intro to Exercise Science and Sports Medicine
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.Body Composition Assessment  
4:30 p.m. Dinner
5:30–7:00 p.m. Measurement of heart rate and blood pressure

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Welcome Center.

There will be an evening service, meal and Intro to Exercise Science session on Sunday evening that you won’t want to miss!

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest that you plan your arrival time before 4 p.m. on Sunday. We offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the GSP International Airport as well as the Greenville Amtrak and Greyhound stations. You can request a shuttle on the online registration form.

All day campers need to check in on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. (there will be evening activities). For the rest of the week (Monday–Friday), day campers may be dropped off at the Welcome Center each morning at 9 a.m.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule, room assignment (for those staying overnight) and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

After receiving your materials, overnight campers can head to the residence hall to get settled in.

Day campers will have some free time in The Den until camp officially begins!

When to Depart

Day campers may be picked up each day after the final scheduled event, and are encouraged to attend the Bruins Bash activity on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Exercise Science Camp will end on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Parents can pick up their campers at the Welcome Center.

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest that you make your departure time at least two hours following the end of camp.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Campers should bring a calculator, hat/cap or sunscreen lotion, water bottle, Bible, notebook and pencil for daily Bible challenges and devotional sessions.

Overnight campers should bring bedding (either a sleeping bag or bedding for a twin bed), pillow, flip flops/shower shoes, towels and toiletries.

Phones may be used at any time during the week of camp. A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for the loss of money, valuables or personal articles.

What to Wear

For those wishing to take part in the pool activities, please bring appropriate swimwear. Swimwear is necessary if camper is interested in body fat analysis using our Bod Pod machine.

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Clothing with a low neckline in front or back should not be worn (tank tops are not appropriate). The midriff area should be covered at all times (including when sitting down or bending over).

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire.

Accommodations

Meals will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Overnight campers will stay in the residence halls along with the other participants in the camp. Camp counselors will be on each hall.

Day Campers

  • Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.
  • Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.
  • Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

Camp Director

Vickie Britton

Vickie Britton

Mrs. Vickie Britton is an associate professor in the Division of Health, Exercise, and Sports Science. She has taught high school physical education, coached and served as girls’ athletic director for 23 years before teaching at the university. She is passionate about health and fitness inside and outside of the classroom. Mrs. Britton is a speaker at women’s fitness seminars, is a certified personal trainer, and a sport nutrition specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.

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