United States Sports Academy

Institution Location

One Academy Drive
Daphne, AL 36526

Accrediting Agency

The United States Sports Academy is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

With DANTES Approval, the United States Sports Academy has been approved by the United States Department of Defense to offer its master’s degree courses to members of the Armed Forces, including members of the Army National Guard.

Accreditation & Mission

Institution Type

Upper Division Bachelor’s/College
Masters University/College
Doctoral University/College

Contact Info

Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Phone: 251-626-3303 x 7158
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The United States Sports Academy is “America’s Sports University.” As the largest free standing school of sport in the world, the Academy offers bachelor’s degrees in sports strength and conditioning, sports coaching, sports management, and sports studies; master’s degrees in sports management, sports coaching, sports health and fitness, recreation management, and sports studies; and a doctor of education degree in sports management.

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Specialized Programs

  • Sports Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Management

Carnegie Classifications

  • Baccalaureate College: Arts and Sciences Focus
  • M3: Master’s Colleges and Universities – Smaller Programs
  • R3: Doctoral Universities – Moderate research activity

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Top Business Engagement Corporations

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Federation of State High School Associations

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English as a Second Language and Support Services

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Campus Life


  • United States Sports Academy Alumni Association
  • American Sport Art Museum and Archives
  • Academy Student Association

Student Organization Information

International Student/Faculty Organizations

On-Campus Highlight

  • American Sport Art Museum and Archives
  • Academy Awards of Sports Program
  • Athletes of the Year


  • Off Campus Housing
Academic Facilities Available

Library, Human Performance Laboratory, Strength and Conditioning Training Facilities

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 137
Total Graduate Enrollment: 227
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 2

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 10%
American Indian 1%
Asian 2%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
White/Non-Hispanic 50%
Other 1%


Total Faculty 27
Faculty:Student 6:1

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US Immigration Compliance Information

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Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $https://ussa.edu/admissions/tuition-fees/
Graduate tuition (per semester)* -- $https://ussa.edu/admissions/tuition-fees/
Required Fees (per year) $https://ussa.edu/admissions/tuition-fees/ --

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Stories Within the State Lines

"Studying at the United States Sports Academy has been a rewarding experience. I've learned a great deal about sports management with the help of instructors who are always accessible and who offer great insights into how the world of sports works."

- Wanyi from China

"USSA was a perfect for me and my family. I wanted to take my career to another level and found it to be a rigorous, yet convenient, option. The online format, instructors, and depth of coursework really made my experience worthwhile."

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