Sports education at the United States Sports Academy is:

  • Affordable. Reasonable tuition with minimal fees and textbooks provided at no cost to students. Financial Aid is available for eligible students.
  • Ready when you are. The Academy’s unique rolling enrollment approach allows students to register for classes any day of the week and any week of the year.
  • It’s all about you! The Academy’s 100% online and asynchronous courses allow you to study 24/7/365 at any time from any place on your schedule – not ours.
  • Earn while you learn. Pursue your degree while you’re working your current job!
  • Sports Specific. Sports are the only programs at the Academy! With 45 years of accredited quality sports education programs behind us no one knows more about the subject than we do.
  • Your sport career starts here!

Read more about the Academy’s exciting sport education programs:

Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.)

The Academy offers one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree programs in sports coaching, sports management, sports studies and sports strength and conditioning. Each program is specifically designed to meet the needs of up and coming sports professionals in one of the quickest growing industries in the world.

All undergraduate degrees are upper-division programs. Student will complete 60 lower-division semester hours (a minimum of 36 semester hours required by transfer to begin) and 60 upper-division sport-specific semester hours to obtain the Bachelor of Sports Science Degree. The degree is offered in four majors: Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Studies and Sports Strength and Conditioning.

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Master of Sports Science (M.S.S.)

The Academy offers a 33 semester-hour program leading to a Master of Sports Science (M.S.S.) degree. Students may also pursue a combination of any of the master’s degree areas leading to a dual major, for a total of 42 to 45 semester-hours depending upon the area of study.

The Academy offers a Master of Sports Science degree with 33 semester hours in the following majors: Sports Coaching, Sports Health and Fitness, Sports Management, Sports Studies, and Recreation Management.

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Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D.)

The Academy’s Doctor of Education program is a 66 semester hour program. The curriculum is designed to enable recent master’s degree graduates, working professionals and sports enthusiasts to achieve their personal, educational and professional objectives.

There are three areas of specialization with the Ed.D. and students must select one: Leadership, Marketing, or Human Resource Management. Students in the Academy’s doctoral program may add to the 66-semester hour program an Emphasis in the areas of: Olympism, Sports Theory, Sports Coaching, Sports Health & Fitness, or, for those already licensed or certified in the area, Sports Medicine.

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  • All courses are available online for degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students so students can complete their studies at any time and any place.
  • Our students are part of a global sports community with members in all 50 U.S states and 14 other countries.
  • The United States Sports Academy accepts students regardless ofrace, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin.

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Read what our students have to say:

chuck“The Academy’s online program was important to me because it would have been impossible for me to continue in my job as an associate head basketball coach at the college level and attend traditional college classes at the same time. The Academy’s program allowed me to study on my own schedule and complete my classes at my own pace.” – Chuck, Bachelor of Sports Science degree alumnus

masters“The faculty at the Academy are fantastic and are very knowledgeable about sports. Whenever I have a question they are always quick to get back in touch with me. The faculty are there when you need them and give you one-on-one personal attention.” – Jillian, Master of Sport Science degree student

doctoral“My goal is to have a career in sport. The mentorship program at the United States Sports Academy provides students with the opportunity to network with sports professionals as well as gain hands-on training. Many students have gone on to work with their mentors after graduation.” – Taffy, Doctor of Education in Sports Management degree student