Sport Performance Leadership

Sport Performance Leadership

The Sport Performance Leadership (SPL) 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’s mission is to provide students with academic and experiential training pertinent to the leadership and instruction of sport.

The required introductory class for students interested in applying for the SPL concentration is APSM 2340 Coaching and Leadership for Performance.

Academic coursework, addressing coach and leadership development, and the experiential learning opportunities within this program will prepare students for a variety of possible career paths including youth, high school, collegiate, elite-level, or even private practice coaching.


Check out our new Minor for Sport Performance Leadership!


Board Meeting

2/23/2017: David Bertrand, SPL Director & Assistant Clinical Professor, with former President George W. Bush. While our focus is on leadership for sport coaches, we are inspired by excellence in leadership beyond sport and bring these insights into our curriculum.