The United States Sports Academy is Offering Free Courses to the Public

The Academy is offering two free online courses available to the public year-round, including an Introduction to Coaching and a course on Sport Art Appreciation.

Students wanting to pursue a degree from the Academy, but who are unfamiliar with online education, can use these free courses to familiarize themselves with the details and the process.

The Introduction to Coaching course includes six units: Ethics, Administrative Principles, Methodology and Pedagogy for Sports Coaching, Sports Conditioning and Nutrition, Injury Management for Coaches, and Sport Psychology. Supplemental materials including videos, up-to-date articles and other readings are used to enhance and augment the program.

Whether a student is an experienced coach wanting to refresh their knowledge or just simply wanting to coach their child’s little league team, this free course would be a useful resource.

The Sport Art Appreciation course explores the works of the Sport Artists of the Year chosen by the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) since 1984. Once you’ve completed this free course, you will understand the sport artists’ contributions to contemporary sport art history and have a deeper appreciation of the cultural context of sport, its relationship to art, and the masters of that art.

The Academy offers its courses 100% online, allowing students to take courses from wherever they want and rolling enrollment allows students to begin courses whenever they are ready.

The final exam for both courses is open book, which means you may use your text during the exam. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and does not include a time limit. Those who score 70% or higher on the final test may purchase Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and receive a certificate of completion. 

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit