Accredited. Recognized. Respected.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
The United States Sports Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The United States Sports Academy also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the United States Sports Academy may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500 , or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
The Academy’s sports management bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an accrediting body that focuses on business education. The organization accredits educational programs around the world that focus on teaching excellence in business.
National Committee for the Accreditation of Coaching Education
Working under the auspices of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), National Committee for the Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) accreditation signifies that the Academy’s coaching bachelor’s degree program is aligned with the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006) and the NCACE Guidelines for program supervision, personnel and operations.
NSCA Education Recognition Program
The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes programs with approved and standardized strength and conditioning or personal training curricula. Recognized programs are designed to prepare students for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) or NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certifications.
The United States Sports Academy has been approved by the United States Department of Defense to offer its master’s degree courses to members of the Armed Forces, including members of the Army National Guard.
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support has included the United States Sports Academy and its master’s degree program in its DANTES External Degree Catalog.
Alabama State Licensure and Certification
The Academy has been exempted from the State of Alabama Licensure requirements pursuant to Code of Alabama Title 16-46-3-1 through 9 by the Alabama Department of Post-Secondary Education.
The Academy has been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
Students seeking teaching certification should check with their local school district administration to inquire about teaching requirements prior to beginning the application process.