B.S. in Applied Physiology and Sport Management

The Applied Physiology and Sport Management (APSM) major leads to a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in one of three areas:

  1. Applied Physiology & Health Management
  2. Sport Management
  3. Sport Performance Leadership

All three concentrations require coursework in the physiological sciences and business.

The program also offers four minors:

  1. Applied Physiology
  2. Applied Physiology & Health Management
  3. Sport Management
  4. Sport Performance Leadership (for students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in other departments at SMU)

The core curriculum introduces the discipline; establishes the scientific basis of health, fitness and human performance; introduces the business principles and skills necessary to establish and maintain a sports-related or fitness-related business; and familiarizes students with the legal and ethical aspects of the fitness, health and sport industries. The program culminates in a mentored senior project.

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 of Education and Human Development to integrate theory, research and practice.