Sport Performance Leadership (SPL) is a specialization within the undergraduate major of 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 specialization 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. It also pairs well with other APSM offerings as either a major or minor.

Sport Performance Leadership

Whom does this course of study serve?

This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in developing the academic and practical skills necessary for the leadership and instruction of sport in elementary, secondary, and collegiate settings; with elite-level students; and through private-practice coaching.

What are the benefits of completion?

Students develop coaching and leadership skills.