Sport Management Concentration
APSM 2310, Contemporary Issues in Applied Physiology and Sport Management
This is the required gateway course to become an APSM major with a concentration in Sport Management. This course explores the functional areas of business, management principles, contemporary issues, and future considerations for organizations within the fitness and sports industries. Requisite: Less than 75 credit hours.
APSM 3311, Exercise Physiology
This course uses an organ system approach to examine the body's responses and adaptations to exercise and movement. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 3322, Biomechanics
This course introduces the scientific basis of support and motion in humans and other vertebrate animals, drawing equally on musculoskeletal biology and Newtonian mechanics. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 3332, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Applied Physiology and Sport Management
Legal and ethical implications related to careers within the fitness and sport industries are explored. Ethical practices and legalities related to safety, risk management, personnel, and contracts are also discussed. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 3340, Applied Management Skills in Sports & Fitness
An extensive study of organizational functions, methods of operation, types of ownership, and the role of organizations in contemporary society as they relate to fitness and sport enterprises today. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 3372, Advanced Public Relations in Sport
This course provides an overview of sport industry-specific communications including public relations, media relations, and community relations. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 4345 Sports Marketing
This course provides a strategic framework to understand market dynamics, trends, consumer behavior, products, delivery systems and marketing and promotional strategies that shape and drive the sports marketing industry. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 4371, Revenue in Sports
This course covers sports industry revenue topics including professional league and team revenue generation, franchise ownership and valuation, corporate sponsorship, sports media revenue, and industry selling practices. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 4372, Sport Facility and Event Management
This course examines the principles of sport facility planning, design, and management. Topics include venue design, operations, revenue streams, budgeting, personnel, security, media relations, crisis control, and legal considerations. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310)
APSM 5160, APSM 5260, APSM 5360 Teaching Practicum (Elective)
Students assist the instructor in conducting a course in which they have previously excelled. Three credit hours maximum allowed. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing; Demonstrated academic excellence when previously enrolled in the same course (no less than an A-); Instructor approval.
APSM 5300: Senior Project
This class teaches the process of formal inquiry by utilizing a team format to plan, execute and report results regarding a scientific question of interest to the group.
Prerequisite: APSM 2310; STAT 2301, OR STAT 2331.
APSM 5361 Research Practicum (Elective and Invite by Professor)
This course is intended for students considering a career in laboratory based biological research. Students will conduct supervised research in an APSM faculty member's research laboratory. Enrollment is by invitation from an APSM faculty member in whose lab the research will be conducted.
APSM 5371, Sport Management Practicum
Experiential learning through planning, promoting, executing, and evaluating a sports-related event on campus for a total of 150 hours. (Pre-Req: APSM 2310) Recommended to precede APSM 4345, APSM 3372, APSM 4371, APSM 4372. Requisite: Junior Standing
APSM 5672, Sport Management Internship
Experiential learning at a local sports industry organization as an intern for a total of 250 hours.
Prerequisite: APSM 5731 Sport Management Practicum. Requisite: Senior Standing.