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Applied Physiology and Sports Management Pathway Guide


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Preparation for Transfer as an Applied Physiology and Sports Management Major


The following sequences are suggested courses to take in your semesters prior to transferring to SMU as an applied physiology and sports management major. For students attending a Texas public community college or university, Texas Common Course Numbers (TCCNS) are listed.  If you are transferring from a college or university outside of Texas, click on the SMU course for a course description which may be used to select/compare courses at your current institution.

CC listings refer to SMU’s Common Curriculum, which all undergraduates are required to complete. Refer to the Common Curriculum Transfer Guide  for a list of courses satisfying CC components. Interactive equivalency guides organized by transfer institution are available on the Transfer and Transition Services’ website.

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B.S. in Applied Physiology and Health Management


SCHs = Semester Credit Hours

First Year

Fall TCCN SCHs
WRTR 10XX - First Year Writing I ENGL 1301 3
STAT 2331 - Introduction to Statistical Methods   MATH 1324 3
CC Breadth Course - Creativity and Aesthetics Choose One: ARTS 1301, ARTS 1316, ARTS 2316 , ARTS 2326, ARTS 2333, ARTS 2346, ARTS 2356, DRAM 1351, HUMA 1315, MUSI 1306 3
CC Breadth Course - Historical Contexts Choose One: ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2321, HIST 2322 3
World Language* 4
  SCHs 16
Spring TCCN SCHs
WRTR 10YY - First Year Language II ENGL 1302 3
SPCH 10XX SPCH 1315 3
World Language* 4
Second major, minor or elective course 6
  SCHs 16

Second Year

Fall TCCN SCHs
CC Breadth Course - Philosophical, Religious and Ethical Inquiry Choose One: PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 2303, PHIL 2306 3
CC Breadth Course - Literary Analysis and Interpretation Choose One: ENGL 2321, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2326, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2331, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333 3
CC Breadth Course - Exploring Science Choose One: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 1408, BIOL 1411, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, CHEM 1405, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, ENVR 1401, ENVR 1402, GEOL 1401, GEOL 1403, GEOL 1405, GEOL 1445, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1405, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1407, PHYS 1415, PHYS 1417, PHYS 2425, PHYS 2426 4
Second major, minor or elective courses 6
  SCHs 16
Spring TCCN SCHs
CC Breadth Course - Social and Behavioral Sciences Choose One: ANTH 2351, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2371, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314, PSYC 2319, SOCI 1301 3
CC Breadth Course - Technological Advances and Society Choose One: COSC 1301/1401, BCIS 1305, COSC 1309 3
Second major, minor or elective courses 9
  SCHs 15

B.S. in Sport Management


SCHs = Semester Credit Hours

First Year

Fall TCCN SCHs
WRTR 10XX - First Year Writing I ENGL 1301 3
STAT 2331 - Introduction to Statistical Methods   MATH 1324 3
CC Breadth Course - Creativity and Aesthetics Choose One: ARTS 1301, ARTS 1316, ARTS 2316 , ARTS 2326, ARTS 2333, ARTS 2346, ARTS 2356, DRAM 1351, HUMA 1315, MUSI 1306 3
CC Breadth Course - Historical Contexts Choose One: ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2321, HIST 2322 3
World Language* 4
  SCHs 16
Spring TCCN SCHs
WRTR 10YY - First Year Language II ENGL 1302 3
SPCH 10XX SPCH 1315 3
World Language* 4
Second major, minor or elective course 6
  SCHs 16

Second Year

Fall TCCN SCHs
CC Breadth Course - Philosophical, Religious and Ethical Inquiry Choose One: PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 2303, PHIL 2306 3
CC Breadth Course - Literary Analysis and Interpretation Choose One: ENGL 2321, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2326, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2331, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333 3
CC Breadth Course - Exploring Science Choose One: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 1408, BIOL 1411, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, CHEM 1405, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, ENVR 1401, ENVR 1402, GEOL 1401, GEOL 1403, GEOL 1405, GEOL 1445, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1405, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1407, PHYS 1415, PHYS 1417, PHYS 2425, PHYS 2426 4
Second major, minor or elective courses 6
  SCHs 16
Spring TCCN SCHs
CC Breadth Course - Social and Behavioral Sciences Choose One: ANTH 2351, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2371, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314, PSYC 2319, SOCI 1301 3
CC Breadth Course - Technological Advances and Society Choose One: COSC 1301/1401, BCIS 1305, COSC 1309 3
Second major, minor or elective courses 9
 

SCHs = Semester Credit Hours

B.S. in Sport Performance Leadership


SCHs = Semester Credit Hours

First Year

Fall TCCN SCHs
WRTR 10XX - First Year Writing I ENGL 1301 3
STAT 2331 - Introduction to Statistical Methods   MATH 1324 3
CC Breadth Course - Creativity and Aesthetics Choose One: ARTS 1301, ARTS 1316, ARTS 2316 , ARTS 2326, ARTS 2333, ARTS 2346, ARTS 2356, DRAM 1351, HUMA 1315, MUSI 1306 3
CC Breadth Course - Historical Contexts Choose One: ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2321, HIST 2322 3
World Language* 4
  SCHs 16
Spring TCCN SCHs
WRTR 10YY - First Year Language II ENGL 1302 3
SPCH 10XX SPCH 1315 3
World Language* 4
Second major, minor or elective course 6
  SCHs 16

Second Year

Fall TCCN SCHs
CC Breadth Course - Philosophical, Religious and Ethical Inquiry Choose One: PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 2303, PHIL 2306 3
CC Breadth Course - Literary Analysis and Interpretation Choose One: ENGL 2321, ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2326, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2331, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333 3
CC Breadth Course - Exploring Science Choose One: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 1408, BIOL 1411, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, CHEM 1405, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, ENVR 1401, ENVR 1402, GEOL 1401, GEOL 1403, GEOL 1405, GEOL 1445, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1405, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1407, PHYS 1415, PHYS 1417, PHYS 2425, PHYS 2426 4
Second major, minor or elective courses 6
  SCHs 16
Spring TCCN SCHs
CC Breadth Course - Social and Behavioral Sciences Choose One: ANTH 2351, GOVT 2305, GOVT 2371, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314, PSYC 2319, SOCI 1301 3
CC Breadth Course - Technological Advances and Society Choose One: COSC 1301/1401, BCIS 1305, COSC 1309 3
Second major, minor or elective courses 9
 

SCHs = Semester Credit Hours

Note


*The second language requirement may be satisfied by (1) transferring two terms of college courses in the same world language, (2) placing out of four terms of a world language by taking an SMU placement test or through AP or IB credit, or (3) being literate in a native language other than English.

The Applied Physiology and Sport Management Program


The APSM program provides a rigorous curriculum for understanding the biological basis of health and fitness and the business background required of professionals in the sport, health and fitness industries. Science courses are structured in accordance with evidence-based practices (EBP), with each course consisting of basic science specific to the discipline and an in-depth investigation of the research literature as it relates to EBP. Experiential learning opportunities through practicum courses, labs, internship courses, and research projects give students the ability to apply learned concepts within “real world” settings.  A Senior Project for both the Applied Physiology & Health Management and Sport Management concentrations provides all APSM students the opportunity to select an aspect of health, fitness or sport management and hone learned skills through a practical project. The project findings are documented in the form of a research paper, a summative report to the faculty, and a poster presentation and discussion of the project.

Possible Career Paths


Academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities within this program will prepare students for a variety of possible career paths including: commercial health and fitness facility management, allied health professions (physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant and occupational therapy), corporate wellness programming, sports strength and conditioning, athletic training, health management, sports marketing, management of professional, collegiate or amateur sport organizations, representation of professional athletes, sport public relations, sport facility and event management.

Why APSM in Dallas?


The fitness, wellness, health and sports industries comprise an enormous and growing share of the U.S. and global economies. Generating hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue across multiple categories annually, the sports industry is one of the largest markets in the United States. Because Dallas is the 5th largest sports market in the U.S., there are professional major and minor league teams for each sport, numerous sports venues to host these teams, and respected sports marketing agencies to support sponsorship of these teams by upper echelon brands.

Majoring or Minoring in APSM


The B.S. in APSM offers three concentrations: applied physiology and health management , sport management , and sport performance leadership . The department also offers minors in applied physiology , applied physiology and health management , sport management , and sport performance leadership .  Admission to the program is competitive.  For consideration, students must have a minimum 2.000 GPA, complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, complete the two subset courses required for the selected concentration with a minimum of C- in each course, attend a required orientation meeting for prospective majors, submit a completed general application, and declare an area of concentration. 

Preparing for a Smooth Transition


A seamless transfer to SMU and the APSM program requires planning. This guide is designed to assist you in planning your transition.  Taking the time to prepare for your move lays the best foundation for success. The following are a few important points to remember:

  • The second language requirement of the Common Curriculum  may be satisfied by 1) transferring two terms of college courses in the same world language, 2) placing out of four terms of world language by taking an SMU placement test or through AP or IB credit, or 3) being literate in a native language other than English.
  • SMU accepts AP scores of 4 or 5.
  • Work on the Common Curriculum  prior to transfer is highly encouraged.
  • Compare Course Descriptions  found in SMU’s University Catalog to course descriptions at your current institution to maximize your awarded transfer credits. 
  • For additional information on the APSM major, visit our department homepage or call 214-768-2776.
  • For more information about transferring to SMU, click here or call 214-768-3417.

An SMU Degree


A degree from SMU is typically comprised of a minimum of 122 hours, 60 of which must be completed at SMU.  Components of the degree include:

  • Courses in your major
  • Courses required for the Common Curriculum (CC) 
  • Elective courses.  These electives may also be used to add a second major or minor. 

The Common Curriculum (CC)


The Common Curriculum is required of all undergraduate students and consists of three main components: 

  1. Foundations - 6 hours of Writing courses, 3 hours of Quantitative Reasoning courses, proficiency in a second language. 
  2. Breadth - 7 Breadth courses which may double count with majors and minors.
  3. Proficiencies and Experiences - 8 Proficiencies and Experiences requirements, met through coursework or approved, noncredit activities.

NOTE: If you transfer with 23 or fewer credit hours and/or transfer in your first year out of high school, transfer work earned prior to high school graduation (dual/concurrent credit) will not satisfy CC requirements.

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