SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Sport Performance Leadership

Sport Performance Leadership

Coaching and Leadership for Performance

Our undergraduate program in Sport Performance Leadership develops 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.

Undergraduate Concentration

Undergraduate Concentration

The Sport Performance Leadership (SPL) program is a concentration within the undergraduate major in 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 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.