The required introductory class for students interested in applying for the Sport Management specialization is APSM 2310 - Contemporary Issues in Sport.
Academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities within this program prepare students for a variety of possible career paths including:
- Sports marketing
- Management of professional, collegiate or amateur sport organizations
- Representation of professional athletes
- Sport public relations
- Sport facility and event management
The APSM major leads to a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in either Applied Physiology and Enterprise or Sport Management. Both concentrations require coursework in the physiological sciences and business.
The core curriculum is required of all APSM majors and 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.