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United States Sports Academy and Sophia are partnering to put your education within reach.

Sophia's affordable, self-paced courses give you additional options to complete your requirements in weeks or months, not quarters or semesters. Start as soon as you want and complete courses at your pace, on your schedule.

Apply your Sophia Pathways courses to USSA's one-of-a-kind bachelor’s degree programs in sports coaching, sports management, sports studies and sports strength and conditioning. 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. All courses are available online for degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students so student can complete their studies at any time and any place. Our students are part of a global sports community with members in all 50 U.S states and 14 other countries.

How It Works

Our three-step process helps accelerate your USSA degree.
Choose the Sophia course that fits your degree plan
Select the courses your admissions counselors recommend as part of your USSA degree program.
Successfully complete your Sophia courses
Work at your pace and on your schedule. Learning coaches are here to help.
Courses transfer directly to USSA
Sophia courses help accelerate your degree completion.

Choose Your Courses

Select from Sophia courses that fit your degree program at USSA. Need help finding the right options? Contact us by phone: 1-800-341-0327 or email learningcoach@sophia.org.
USSA Course Sophia Course USSA Equivalent Credit
Elective $329 Accounting 3
Elective $329 Conflict Resolution 3
Elective $0 Developing Effective Teams 1
Elective $329 Introduction to Business 3
Elective $329 Project Management 3
English and Communication
English $329 English Composition I 3
English $199 Foundations of English Composition 3
Communication $329 Public Speaking 3
Humanities $329 Approaches to Studying Religions 3
Humanities $329 Introduction to Art History 3
Humanities $329 Introduction to Ethics 3
Humanities $329 Visual Communications 3
Math and Science
Math $329 College Algebra 4
Math $199 Foundations of College Algebra 3
Math $149 Foundations of Statistics 2
Natural Science $329 Human Biology 3
Math $329 Introduction to Statistics 4
Social/Behavioral Science
Social/Behavioral Science $329 Introduction to Psychology 3
Social/Behavioral Science $329 Introduction to Sociology 3
Social/Behavioral Science $329 Macroeconomics 3
Social/Behavioral Science $329 Microeconomics 3
Social Science $329 US History I 3
Social Science $329 US History II 3
Other Courses
CIS Computer Applications $329 Introduction to Information Technology 3


All about you.
Your Schedule
Learn anytime, anywhere on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Your Budget
Sophia courses are affordably priced to reduce the total cost of your degree.
Your Style
Learn from multiple instructors and teaching styles for each concept, or choose the instructor you like best.


Meet learners who love Sophia.
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Jeff Northrop
I'm very much type A personality — being in a classroom is not for me. I love being able to go at my own pace!
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