The United States Sports Academy is inviting it doctoral students to take one or both courses it’s offering this fall on its Daphne, Ala., campus.

United States Sports Academy located in Daphne, Ala.

The Academy, which has delivered its sports education degrees online since the early 1990s and served as a pioneer in online education, is providing the opportunity to take two doctoral courses the old-fashioned way. Interested doctoral students can join others in the classroom for three hours once a week.

The two residential doctoral courses being offered are Research Statistics in Sports (SAR 674) from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Psychology of Human Behavior (SAB 768) from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays.

Dr. William Wirt Edwards, who chairs Sports Exercise Science and has done a wide-range of sport health-related research as well as served as a lab coordinator, is teaching Research Statistics in Sports. Meanwhile, Dr. Conrad Woolsey, who chairs Sports Coaching and has taught psychology and served as a sport psychology consultant, is teaching Psychology of Human Behavior.

The Fall 2012 semester is scheduled to start Sept. 6 and end Dec. 18.

The residential doctoral courses are:

SAR 674: Research Statistics in Sports (3 semester hours)

6-9 p.m. Tuesdays

This course is an overview of the methods of statistics utilized in sports and exercise science. Emphasis will be placed on computer software utilization for analysis. Topics include hypothesis testing, normal distributions, t-tests, analysis of variance, chi-square, nonparametric techniques, correlation, and linear regression. This course is required in the doctoral program research core. This class requires a final exam.

SAB 768: Psychology of Human Behavior (3 semester hours)

6-9 p.m. Thursdays

This course is a focus on the theoretical study of human behavior patterns in sports and exercise settings. It is designed to provide students with information about research in the field of sports psychology as well as with practical knowledge to allow them to become more effective fitness instructors, athletes, athletic administrators, physical educators or coaches. This course includes selected topics in organizational behavior. This course is required in the doctoral program general core. This course requires a class paper.

If you are interested in taking one or both courses residentially, please contact the Registrar at or 251-626-3303, ext. 7146.