The United States Sports Academy welcomes the opportunity to assist members of the military in pursuing their education via distance learning. The Academy offers a wide variety of online programs for many different interests in the sport and fitness industry. Offered on a rolling semester system, service members are able to enroll and attend courses when it is convenient for them. Students can take courses at any time, from anywhere, and enroll and start their studies anytime.
As a proud member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium the Academy prides itself on its military-friendly policies and procedures that allow service members the opportunity to prepare for their future while serving our country. DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) has included the United States Sports Academy and its degree programs in its DANTES External Degree Catalog.
Interested in obtaining a sports-specific, accredited degree? The Academy offers three degree levels for students from all educational backgrounds. Applications are taken year-round and, once accepted to their desired program, students may enroll at any time in the term for courses.
The Academy offers one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree programs in sports coaching, sports management and sports studies. Each program is specifically designed to meet the needs of up and coming sports professionals in one of the quickest growing industries in the world. Students can complete their studies at any time and any place.
The Academy offers a 33 semester-hour program leading to a Master of Sports Science (MSS) degree in a variety of majors such as Sports Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Studies, Sports Health and Fitness, and Sports Medicine. Students may opt to achieve a dual major or add areas of emphasis to their chosen degree plan. The graduate curriculum is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the sports industry and students work closely with counselors and advisors to help select the best plan of study.
The Academy’s Doctor of Education program is a 66-semester hour program and one of only five programs approved by the Sport Management Program Review Council, a joint program of the North American Society of Sport Management and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The curriculum is designed to enable recent master’s degree graduates, working professionals and sports enthusiasts to achieve their personal, educational and professional objectives. The program is flexible and provides meaningful educational and technical preparation.
The Armed Forces offers soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsman, and airmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. Continuing its commitment to aid and honor the American service member, the United States Sports Academy is a participant in the Tuition Assistance program for eligible students. View Military Financial Aid Programs for more information.
Service members classified as Wounded Warriors may also apply for the Academy Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program to enroll in any of our degree seeking programs. For additional information, please see the Wounded Warriors Scholarship (PDF).
Other military benefits that may be used by applicable services members: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, Vocational Rehabilitation Employment and Military OneSource for military spouses. For additional information, please see Military Benefits. Please note: Specific benefits may not be available for all programs in all departments. Please see your Base Education Officer for additional information.
M.S.S. in Sports Medicine & Health and Fitness (Pensacola, FL)
“I am proud to be an alumnus of the United States Sports Academy. The Academy has provided me with a strong background in Sports Science which has allowed me serve my country with the fine men and women of the United States Marine Corps and Navy.”
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The United States Sports Academy, America’s only regionally accredited Sports University, prides itself on its military-friendly policies and procedures that allow service members the opportunity to serve our country while preparing for their future with online Certification programs special to the military.
To meet the needs of the military, certification programs are offered for semester credit hours. Program highlights include:
Our Certifications are designed to meet the needs of coaches, fitness leaders, administrators and managers in achieving their desired career goals. The Academy’s certifications provide students with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge required for succeeding in the respective disciplines. Each certification consists of six courses. Certifications are available in the following disciplines:
Students may take one, two or all six courses at a time to complete a certification, depending upon how much time they can devote to their studies.
Sixteen weeks are allotted to complete each course, but students may finish sooner. Students may receive extensions should they become deployed.
Your Military Education Benefits: Military Tuition Assistance, Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, MyCAA
To register please call the Academy’s Military Support Desk:
(800) 223-2668 ext. 7162 or (251) 626-3303 ext. 7162
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Students wishing to use Military Tuition Assistance must request a Plan of Study necessary to complete paperwork. Email the approval to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the approved copy to Military Support at (251) 447-0366.