Considering an Online Sports Certification?

Penn Foster Career School, the school below with the highest ranking, has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in sports to become successful professional athletes, athletes, coaches, sports professionals, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 13,620 individuals employed as athletes and sports competitors in America, and their average annual salary is $80,950. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make on average $28,490 per year and there are about 14,860 of them employed today .

Sports Common Job Tasks
  • advising athletes
  • keeping physically fit
  • developing game strategies
Popular Journals & Magazines Sports Organizations

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Sports Nutrition

Program Overview The Penn Foster Sports Nutrition Certificate will teach you the essential knowledge and skills needed to create and manage a dietetic regiment for optimizing performance. Your courses include the latest research and information on: * Caloric Needs * Micronutrients * Ergogenic aids * Thermoregulation * Nutrition for Optimal Training * Metabolism and Body Systems …and much more. This program includes study guides, textbooks and software. In addition, this program is approved for 7 continuing education units (CEUs) by the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) which can be applied toward recertification as a personal trainer. See course outline for more detail. This program is approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 1.7 CECs toward recertification as an ACE fitness professional. ACE requires the completion of 20 hours (2.0 CECs) of continuing education biannually.

Sports Psychology for Peak Performance

Get the skills you need to get in the winner’s circle. Coaches and athletes, trainers and fitness instructors will all learn useful strategies to improve performance with this course. Specific techniques taught include goal setting, maintaining concentration, handling competitive pressure, relaxation, avoiding burnout and much more.

Sports Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Sports Schools (campus and online)

Columbia University in the City of New York
Total Programs 192
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 4th
Northwestern University
Total Programs 197
Number of Subjects 139
Rank in USA 11th
The University of Texas at Austin
Total Programs 169
Number of Subjects 141
Rank in USA 18th
Rice University
Total Programs 74
Number of Subjects 72
Rank in USA 28th
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Total Programs 279
Number of Subjects 183
Rank in USA 31st
Boston University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 32nd
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Total Programs 202
Number of Subjects 150
Rank in USA 33rd
Texas A & M University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 135
Rank in USA 36th
University of Georgia
Total Programs 197
Number of Subjects 156
Rank in USA 38th
Michigan State University
Total Programs 220
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 45th
George Washington University
Total Programs 194
Number of Subjects 171
Rank in USA 52nd
Northeastern University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 56th
University of Connecticut
Total Programs 191
Number of Subjects 146
Rank in USA 63rd
University of Miami
Total Programs 177
Number of Subjects 151
Rank in USA 69th
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Total Programs 175
Number of Subjects 137
Rank in USA 70th
University of Central Florida
Total Programs 136
Number of Subjects 140
Rank in USA 71st
James Madison University
Total Programs 80
Number of Subjects 89
Rank in USA 72nd
University of Delaware
Total Programs 159
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 95th
American University
Total Programs 118
Number of Subjects 105
Rank in USA 97th
Temple University
Total Programs 210
Number of Subjects 158
Rank in USA 105th