Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The United States Sports Academy is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Academy.

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.

Dantes Approval

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.

ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, formerly the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, is a U.S. organization offering accreditation services to business programs focused on teaching and learning.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.

Mission Statement

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the 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.