The Applied Physiology & Enterprise (AP&E) program is a concentration within the undergraduate major in Applied Physiology and Sport Management (APSM) housed in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.
This program provides a rigorous curriculum for understanding the biological basis of health and fitness and the management skills required of professionals in the performance, health and fitness industries.
The required introductory class for students interested in applying for the AP&E concentration is APSM 2441 Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab.
Academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities within this program prepare students for a variety of possible career paths including:
- Commercial health and fitness facility management
- Corporate fitness programming
- Nutrition services and products
- Sports strength and conditioning
- Health management
Students selecting the concentration of Applied Physiology & Enterprise will find that the two primary content areas of science and management are integrated by the organizing principle of evidence-based practice, which parallels the mission of the Simmons School to integrate theory, research and practice.
Introducing Geoffrey Brown!
|Geoff Brown is 27 years old and has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Previous research was in energetics of human locomotion and he will be continuing that line of research here at SMU working with Dr. Peter Weyand in APSM’s Locomotor Performance Lab. Geoff will be primarily responsible for experimental data collection for a study on loaded human walking funded by the Department of Defense. This is his first time in Texas having lived his entire life in Ohio. Geoff is very excited to be here!
Introducing Mu Huang!
Mu Huang earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2011. In early 2013, he completed an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at the University of the Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Prior to his graduate studies, Mu served as a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department, which gives him a unique perspective with regards to overcoming challenges. Mu graduated at the top of his academy class and received the William H. Parker Award for outstanding individual and team achievement.
He resides in Dallas with his wife, Jennifer, and their two rescued dogs.