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 Applied Physiology & Health Management, Sport Management, or Sport Performance Leadership. All concentrations require coursework in the physiological sciences and business. The program also offers minors in applied physiology, applied physiology and health management, sport management, and 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.