USCSC Chaplaincy Training:

Olympian/Paralympian Tract

USCSC offers a significant way in which Olympians/Paralympians can give back to US Olympic Sports. They are some of the best people to address faith-based needs of their peers after experiencing the Olympic culture for themselves. The Olympic experience is a utopia of its own, and when shared among peers, there is a relational thread of understanding that takes place. USCSC takes this thread and strengthens its support system by professionally training Olympians/Paralympians to care for one another. USCSC is not set up for placement distribution of Chaplains, but prepares one for selection on US teams when called upon. 2018 and 2019 is the inaugural year for Olympic Chaplaincy training. Below, you will find the 2018 and 2019 explanation of how you will earn certification as a professional sport chaplain at the Olympic level.

Requirements:

(2) One-week Intensives of (6) 50-minute sessions per day

(1) Post-Intensive Supervised Practicum in a major sports chaplaincy setting, e.g., an international residential competition, national championships, world qualifying championships, Olympic trials, etc.

Course Description:

First, participants will attend two one-week intensive residential sessions (2018 and 2019) where they will engage in sixty hours of classroom instruction. The first year will cover the Bible, pastoral care, sports psychology and theology, ethics, the history of Olympic Chaplaincy, and other related topics. Afterward, participants will need to complete a thirty-hour supervised placement in an actual sports chaplaincy situation. They will need to have (10) one-hour individual pastoral conversations, lead (5) one-hour bible studies and have (15) one-hour supervisions to review their work in each of the previous chaplaincy activities.

Go to “Registration Form” to fill out the information needed to apply for training. Space is limited for the first and second year sessions in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and other Major Sporting Events. Expediency is appreciated.

Next Steps...

If you are interested in participating in the Chaplaincy training program, follow the "Registration Form" link.