APSM Departmental Distinction

APSM Departmental Distinction

 

Departmental Distinction

Applied Physiology & Sport Management Departmental Distinction: 


A student may be awarded departmental distinction regardless of eligibility for graduation honors provided that the student has a minimum of a 3.00 overall GPA and a 3.50 GPA in the major. The departmental distinction program requires students at the beginning of their senior year to be sponsored by an APSM faculty member to enroll in APSM 5362 or APSM 5363 or APSM 5364 Directed Studies in APSM.  Working closely with the sponsoring faculty member, students will conduct a research project resulting in a research manuscript suitable for publication in an appropriate journal and an oral presentation/defense before APSM faculty and a public audience.*

*Only students who successfully complete a Directed Studies course with an A- or above become eligible for consideration by the APSM faculty to receive Departmental Distinction at graduation as noted above.

 

The courses below stipulate how an APSM major can prepare for Departmental Distinction as they progress through the curriculum before their senior year:

For Sport Management Concentration majors and Applied Physiology & Enterprise majors, successful completion of the course Independent Study- APSM 4159, APSM 4259, or APSM 4359 (three hour credit maximum within one semester) with an A- or better would be allowed to continue a research project in Directed Studies in Sport Management or Directed Studies in Applied Physiology & Enterprise (see below), which could lead to Departmental Distinction. Applied Physiology & Enterprise majors would also be allowed to continue a research project in APSM 5362 Directed Studies in Applied Physiology upon successful completion of APSM 5361 Research Practicum. 

 

APSM 5362 Directed Studies in Applied Physiology

 

This course is a directed research course necessary to be considered for departmental distinction.  Prerequisites:

  • Students must have an APSM faculty sponsor and a written structured course plan to enroll in APSM 5361 Research Practicum
  • Senior standing      
  • 3.00 overall GPA and 3.50 GPA within major

Following successful completion of APSM 5261 - 5661 (2-6 hours) Research Practicum and upon invitation by an APSM faculty member, students may enroll in the APSM 5362 Directed Studies in Applied Physiology. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week per credit hour conducting research as directed by the faculty mentor with the aim of producing a collaborative paper suitable for publication.  The course is designed for high achieving students interested in increasing their understanding and skill at conducting research in Applied Physiology.

 

APSM 5363 Directed Studies in Sport Management

This course is the second in a sequence following an earlier research experience in APSM 4359-4659 Independent Study under the direction of the same APSM faculty member.  It is essential, therefore, that the guided studies class be related or a continuation of a research project entered into during the Independent Study experience. This course is a directed research course necessary to be considered for departmental distinction.  Prerequisites:

 

  • Students must have an APSM faculty sponsor and a written structured course plan to enroll APSM 4359 Independent Study in APSM
  • Senior standing
  • 3.00 overall GPA and 3.50 GPA within major

 

Following successful completion of APSM 4159-4359 Independent Study, and upon invitation by an APSM faculty member, students may enrolled in APSM 5363 Directed Studies in Sport Management.  Students are expected to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week per credit hour conducting research as directed by the faculty mentor with the aim of producing a collaborative paper suitable for publication.  The course is designed for high achieving students interested in increasing their understanding and skill at conducting research in sport management.

 


APSM 5364 Directed Studies in Applied Physiology and Enterprise

This course is the second in a sequence following an earlier research experience in APSM 4359-4659 Independent Study under the direction of the same APSM faculty member.  It is essential, therefore, that the guided studies class be related or a continuation of a research project entered into during the Independent Study experience.  This course is a directed research course necessary to be considered for departmental distinction in Applied Physiology & Enterprise.  Students must have an APSM faculty sponsor and a written structured course plan to enroll. Prerequisites:      

 

  • Students must have an APSM faculty sponsor and a written structured course plan to enroll APSM 4159-4359, Independent Study in Applied Physiology and Sport Management
  • Senior standing
  • 3.00 overall GPA and 3.50 GPA within major

 

Following successful completion of APSM 4159-4359, Independent Study in Applied Physiology and Sport Management and upon invitation by an APSM faculty member, students may enroll in the directed studies class.  Students are expected to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week per credit hour conducting research as directed by the faculty mentor with the aim of producing a collaborative paper suitable for publication.  The course is designed for high achieving students interested in increasing their understanding and skill at conducting research in applied physiology and enterprise.