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Bob Jones University

Exercise & Sports Science

Learning the science of physical movement

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Learn the science behind how your body responds to physical activity. You’ll receive 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 meet exercise science and sports medicine experts who can help you explore career opportunities in health and fitness, strength and conditioning, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, recreational therapy, business health, physician assistant and more.

Activities

  • Discover the many exciting careers in exercise science and sports medicine.
  • 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 and occupational therapy clinic, athletic training, and strength & conditioning facilities.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.

Sample Schedule

Monday - Health & Wellness Morning Tour of Davis Field House and fitness facilities
Introduction to Exercise Science
Tour of GHS YMCA
Afternoon and Evening Exercise is Medicine
Running Workshop
Flexibility Workshop
Tuesday - Strength & Conditioning Morning Tour of Byrne’s High School training room and observation of football training camp
Afternoon and Evening Strength Training Tutorial and Workshop
Mini combine
Muscle Fitness Testing
Research Opportunities in Exercise Physiology Lab
Wednesday - Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Morning Tour of Accelerated Physical Therapy Clinic
Athletic Training Room Workshop
Afternoon and Evening Resting and exercise heart rates / blood pressure lab
Biodex Demonstration
Training Room workshop
Exercise Physiology Lab testing
Thursday - Fitness Testing Morning, Afternoon and Evening Tour of GHS Life Center
Fitness Testing
Research opportunities in Exercise Physiology Lab
Friday Morning, Afternoon and Evening Research Presentations
Amazing Race
Award Presentations

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Supply List

Bring workout clothes, athletic shoes, notebook and pens.

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

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

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camp ends on Friday at noon. Check with your specific camp schedule about final presentations, performances or concerts that take place on Friday.

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.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

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

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Accommodations

Lunch 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.

Camp Director

Dr. Stephen Chen

Dr. Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen received his PhD in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Applied Physiology at the University of South Carolina. Having held roles as a research assistant and a project coordinator at USC, he worked on multiple research studies funded by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and the Department of Defense. He began as a full-time faculty member at Bob Jones University in 2016 and oversees the Human Performance Laboratory, where he administers fitness and performance testing.

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