United States Sports Academy, America’s sport university is located in Daphne, Alabama on the Eastern shore of Mobile Bay with beautiful panoramic views .It is an accredited non-profit institution catering to the needs of sports education. It is the first and only of its kind and also the largest, reaching out to men and women who are passionate of making a career in sports.
The foundation of the Academy was laid by Dr Thomas P Rosandich in 1972 in response to an under performance by United States Olympic team in the 1972 Munich games. The failure of which could be attributed to lack of quality coaching and training.
The American Sport Art Museum and archives established in 1984, has a vast collection of sport art. The Academy reaches out to the nation and world by providing coaching through furnishing knowledge, research and service.
The Academy awards the Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S), Master of Sports Science (M.S.S) and Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D.) degrees.
Different courses that are offered include Sports management, sports coaching, sports fitness, sports studies and sports medicine.
Military Programs: The Academy also boosts of online certification programs to military personnel, to pursue education with semester credit hours while serving the country.
Special features of the Academy:
The Academy is licensed and approved by the Alabama Department of Education to grant the Master of sport science and the Doctor of sports management degree. It is also approved by United States Department of Defense to offer masters degree to members of Armed forces including members of Army National Guard.
In a span of 35 years it has delivered to more than 60 countries continuing education ; through sports certification programs. The Academy’s Education Program also serves many sports association such as National Soccer Coaches Association of America, USA Track and Field etc.
Another feather in the cap of the United States Sports Academy is the financial aid for the eligible students. They can apply for a number of federal financial aid programs such as Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants and Pell Grant. This university/Academy is a boon to sport enthusiasts who want to achieve their dreams of being sports professional.