“The Academy helped me achieve a more complete understanding of what modern student-athletes go through and prepared me academically to be a better coach.”
-- LaTanya Sheffield, Associate Head Track and Field Coach, Long Beach State; Assistant Coach, Rio Olympics
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the well-rounded education I received at the United States Sports Academy.”
-- Greg McDermott, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Creighton University
“Earning my degree from an institution that focuses only on sports was very exciting. The Academy prepared me for my career. I had instructors who cared and challenged me daily.”
-- Byron Cunningham, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Los Angeles Rams
“The Academy ushered me into coaching. Everything I learned, I still use all the time. Getting my degree from the Academy is a huge part of my success.”
-- Mike Leach, Head Football Coach, Washington State University
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- Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.)
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- Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D.)
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DAPHNE, Ala. – President Donald Trump recently appointed United States Sports Academy Board of Visitors Chairman Dr. Robert Goldman to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the council engages, educates and empowers Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles with regular exercise and good nutrition. The council was founded in 1956 and promotes these ideals to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. “Being…
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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Joshua Steffen was recently named head basketball coach at the nation’s second oldest all-women’s college. Steffen, who has 17 years of coaching experience including 12 at the collegiate level, was hired to take the reins of the women’s basketball program at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Steffen earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy in 2007, while he was working full…
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Course Evaluation Comment from an Academy Student: I do not have anything to suggest to improve the course. This was the best class I ever had in my entire life. I have more than 150 university credits in total so you can be proud.Philippe Babineau, Student
95% of alumni would recommend the Academy to their colleagues.2016 Alumni Survey
The mentorship was a great experience. I entered the requirement unsure of the anticipated outcome. The mentorship was the most practical and useful experience of the entire program thus far. It allowed me to apply many of the things learned during the program and allowed me to explore many topics that everyday commitments do not allow.Mentorship Student
This mentorship has been a huge step in assisting me with my future plans and goals. I would not trade this experience for any other educational experience. The lessons and information that I have learned in addition to the certifications that I earned will be invaluable to me as I proceed in the future of sport management. I cannot wait to begin my next chapter in life and in starting a business as I now have tools in which I can make the process work to my benefit. I hope the mentorship program stays as part of the academic curriculum because I believe it to be a wonderful educational tool.John Green, Ed.D., 2016
The Academy was a perfect fit for me and my family. I wanted to take my career to another level and found it to be a rigorous, yet convenient option. The online format, instructors, and depth of coursework really made my experience worthwhile. My experience with the Academy has really helped me personally and professionally. I know there are many people who are in the same situation I found myself in as I started my coursework and I highly recommend them exploring opportunities at the Academy.John Welch, M.S.S., 2011
My Academy mentorship helped me to learn the proper way to form meaningful connections, to manage personnel, plan an effective practice throughout the basketball season, how to handle recruits, produce different types of marketing tools and how to plan a full season schedule, including travel arrangements. All of these skills will help me in my career. The overall mentorship was a great experience. I feel very well prepared to tackle any job in my field of study.William Harrison, B.S.S., 2015
I feel that participating in this mentorship allowed me a real-world opportunity to interact with interscholastic high school athletes to understand, from a coach's perspective, the best ways to develop their skills and abilities while also helping them to be successful students and people outside of sport.B.S.S., 2016 Graduate