Sport Management

Sport Management

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 & 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.