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Continue your sports education with high level professional studies!

In addition to its world renowned degree programs, the Academy’s Center for Professional Studies and Continuing Education has developed an extensive array of post-secondary, non-degree courses and programs to meet the professional development needs, on the latest practices in the profession, for those individuals working in the sports industry. The Academy’s Continuing Education programs have also helped individuals all over the world to get educational credentials to enable them to secure employment in the sports health and fitness industry.

The Academy’s Continuing Education courses are largely drawn from the institution’s degree programs and, as such, have well developed course objectives and desired student learning outcomes (SLOs). Students enrolling online in these Continuing Education courses enjoy the same flexibility and convenience as the Academy’s degree-seeking students, in terms of rolling registration and asynchronous course delivery. This approach affords the students the opportunity of studying when they are ready – on their schedule, not the institution’s.

Continuing Education programs are designed to offer a hierarchical approach to the students’ professional development. Students may enroll in individual courses, combine three courses into a sport certification; six courses into a sport certification; or ten courses, plus a mentorship (internship) into a sport diploma. Students have the option of satisfying one level of study and using this work to move up to the next level in the educational hierarchy.

Which continuing education option is right for you?

Acquire valuable knowledge in a variety of athletic and sports related fields with the freedom to pick individual courses that best fit your needs. The Academy’s specialized, specific individual continuing education courses allow students to meet personal and professional development goals in multiple, high demand athletic fields.

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Update your professional expertise and take the next step in your athletic career by completing one of the Academy’s Sports Certificate programs. Students who complete these programs stand out among their peers by furthering their knowledge in a variety of highly competitive sports disciplines.

Certificate Programs

Sports Management
Sports Coaching
Collegiate Compliance
Sports Security

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Acquire career training in some of today’s most in-demand athletic professions with the Academy’s comprehensive, online, self-paced certification programs. These programs provide students with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the respective field.

Certification Programs

Sports Management
Sports Coaching
Sports Fitness
Personal Training
Sports Strength & Conditioning

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The Academy has also partnered with a variety of sport organizations through which aspiring sport professionals can gain continuing education units (CEU) credit to keep his/her professional certifications and/or teaching licenses current. As a part of the Academy’s partnership programs, the Academy typically reviews the seminar and/or program content and the instructor or presenter’s credentials in order to assign appropriate CEU credit to the courses being offered. details of such arrangements can be found in this catalog or by contacting the Academy’s Department of Continuing Education.

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Registration and Enrollment

Continuing Education courses and programs are open to anyone 16 years of age or older regardless of educational level or background. All courses are online and, in special situations, are delivered onsite. Students have 16 weeks in which to complete a course (one week is included for shipping and handling of course materials). There are no course extensions. Since the Academy has “rolling enrollment” students may register for a course at any time; for assistance, contact the Center for Professional Studies and Continuing Education at 800-223-2668 or continuinged@ussa.edu. Textbooks and shipping & handling charges are additional costs.