Get Your Bachelor's Degree
From United States Sports
Academy, For Less.

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that are guaranteed to fit into your degree program.

With StraighterLine you earn your bachelor's degree from United States Sports Academy, in the field and ultimately in the career of your choice – in less time, with less stress and with $15,000* less in student debt.


United States Sports Academy will waive the application fee for any StraighterLine transfer students.


Learn more about the Bachelor of Sports Science (B.S.S.) Degree

How It Works

  1. Choose your courses
    Your StraighterLine Advisor will help
    you choose the self-paced courses
    that you need for your degree.
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    Advisor Today:
  2. Credit transfer
    Your StraighterLine courses will fit into
    your degree program at United States Sports Academy.
    We’ll even take care of it for you.
  3. Start at United States Sports Academy
    with up to 45% of your degree already completed.
  4. Get your degree from United States Sports Academy
    for up to $15,000* less, joining other
    StraighterLine students on your way to a
    promotion or better job and pay increase.

About United States Sports Academy

The United States Sports Academy has a proud tradition of excellence in sport education and service spanning more than four decades. When the non-profit, sports university was founded in 1972 it was one-of-a-kind. While hundreds of institutions offer degrees in sport today, the Academy still has the distinction of being the first and only free standing, regionally accredited university in America devoted entirely to sport education.

Known as “America’s Sports University,” it has grown into the largest graduate school of sport education in the world and has provided programs to more than 65 nations. The Academy has a proven track record as a ticket to a sports career. More than 70% of its graduates gain jobs in the sports industry, which is more than double the rate of graduates in other social science fields.

The sports university offers flexibility and convenience for students in today’s complicated and busy world. Its revered programs are 100% online and available 24/7 throughout the year. Degrees at the bachelor’s level include Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Studies, and Sports Strength and Conditioning.

In addition, the Academy employs rolling enrollment, meaning students can apply at anytime, be accepted at anytime, and begin course work at anytime from anywhere in the world.

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*This amount is calculated as follows:

United States Sports Academy degree program: Bachelor of Sports Science in Sports Coaching
Maximum number of StraighterLine courses for that program: 19
United States Sports Academy average cost per credit hour: $350
StraighterLine average cost per credit hour: $43.30
Student loan interest rate and term: 6.8%; 15 years
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Sheffield Testimonial
“It made sense for me to pursue my degree at the Academy, so I could coach at a whole other level. I know to be an NCAA coach there is a lot of administration. A lot of sports is about accounting, budgeting, marketing and sponsorships and that's what the Academy taught me.”

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