The United States Sports Academy offers FREE sample courses to help people increase their knowledge and skill in sport, as well as for entertainment and enrichment. To enroll, simply fill out the form to the right, and select your sample course. Once your form is submitted, you’ll receive an email with a link to the course. Please make sure that you save/bookmark the link for future use, as the email will be the only notification that provides the link.
Please note that individuals taking a free sample course are participants and are not students of the Academy. Participation in free courses does not require admission to the Academy; therefore, the free courses do not carry academic credit or continuing education credit. No proof of education will be issued for free sample courses.
Continuing education units (CEUs) can be issued for CEB 572- Introduction to Coaching upon successful completion of the full/paid course. You may register for the full course here. Please allow 1-2 business days for registration processing; once the course has been added, you will receive an email with log in credentials, course information, and instructions for getting started. CEB 572 results in 4 CEUs.
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Introduction to Coaching
This course deals with the many responsibilities of a coach. In many ways, what a coach does off the field is just as important as what he/she does on the field. The topics covered include: Ethics, Administrative Duties, Methodology and Pedagogy, Sports Psychology, Conditioning and Nutrition, and Injury Prevention and Emergency Care in Sports.
Sport Related Concussions
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that up to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports-related activities in the United States annually (Langlois, Rutland-Brown, & Wald, 2006). With millions of young athletes experiencing the effects of sport-related concussions each year, the need to effectively prevent, diagnose, and manage concussions is a major priority. With concussions being labeled as a significant public health issue, there is an immediate need for concussion awareness, training, and management programs across the globe. Widespread dissemination of knowledge has the potential to decrease the rate of concussions occurring in sports, as well as improve the current guidelines in place. This course provides an in-depth review of the risks, prevention, recognition, treatment, and management of sport-related concussions. This course also discusses the importance of awareness and education strategies for coaches, athletes, parents, administrators, and health care professionals.
This course covers the physical and physiological changes women’s bodies undergo during and after pregnancy. You will learn a variety of exercises and modifications that have been specifically designed for pregnant women, along with, how to assess which exercises are appropriate in each trimester.