Department of Applied Physiology & Wellness
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.
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 concentration 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.
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.
Students develop coaching and leadership skills.