SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Applied Physiology & Health Management

 

Applied Physiology & Health Management

Applied Physiology & Health Management

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The mission of the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness is to promote academic rigor and sound practice as it relates to health, wellness, fitness, sport management and sport performance leadership.

The Applied Physiology and Sport Management program includes a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Sport Management (APSM) with concentrations in Applied Physiology & Health Management, Sport Management and Sport Performance Leadership.

In addition to the B.S. program, the APW department offers a M.S. in Sport Management, a M.S. in Health Promotion Management and a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology.  We also have three research laboratories: the Locomotor Performance Lab, the Simmons Applied Physiology/Biomechanics Lab and the Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory. 

The Wellness program offers two courses- Personal Responsibility and Wellness I and Personal Responsibility and Wellness II which completes  the University Curriculum requirement. 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.

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Ph.D. in Education - Applied Physiology

Whom does this program serve?

The program is designed for the student interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with a strong research design and statistics focus in applied physiology.

What will I learn?

The curriculum is largely research and statistics based.

Master of Science in Health Promotion Management

Whom does this program serve?

This program serves corporate wellness coordinators, account executives, project managers, community health workers, health service managers, and health coaches and educators.

What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Health Promotion Management is a collaborative program that combines foundational health promotion courses taught by industry experts with the world-class management courses provided at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business. Graduates typically work in corporate wellness offices, serve as project managers for health programs, work in community health centers, manage health services, and serve as health coaches and educators.

APHM Major

Whom does this program serve?

This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in working in the fitness, wellness, health, and sports industries.

What will I learn?

The curriculum provides an understanding of the biological basis of health and fitness and the business background required of professionals in the sport, health and fitness industries. Academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities within this program prepare students for a variety of possible career paths.