The Department of Applied Physiology offers programs in Applied Physiology, Sport Management, and Wellness.


The Applied Physiology programs include a B.S. in Applied Physiology and Sport Management (APSM) with an Applied Physiology & Enterprise concentration; a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology; and two research laboratories: the Locomotor Performance Lab and the Simmons Applied Physiology/Biomechanics Lab.

The Sport Management program includes a B.S. degree in APSM with a Sport Management Concentration and a M.S. degree in Sport Management.

The Wellness program provides numerous opportunities to complete the wellness university curriculum requirement consisting of two courses: Personal Responsibility and Wellness (PRW) I and II. The wellness courses reflect the University's philosophy that a balanced education should enhance the social, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of students.

All department offerings challenge students to think critically about who they are and the decisions they make. They encourage an attitude of lifelong comprehensive wellness and teach skills to deal with potential imbalances in lifestyle.

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