Spring 2009 | by Heather Johnson | photos by Scott Streble
Be active, be fit. We know that moving our bodies is a good thing—but throw in some stress, a busy schedule, genetic makeup, and for athletes, injuries. How can we take charge of lifestyle choices that can hinder or slow us down? Or what happens when a sprained ankle or wrist benches us in life?
Two programs in Bethel’s health and physical education, athletic training, and exercise science departments are giving students the scientific expertise they need to help answer these questions, and more. They’re preparing Christians to heal and develop our bodies in holistic ways, knowing that they’re not our own, but God’s. Graduates are equipped to bring the message of wholeness completed in Christ to health clinics, locker rooms, and workout facilities across the country.
Treating Injury: Athletic Training
Preventing Injury: Exercise Science