Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide as the Birthplace of Basketball® and for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy-educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for tomorrow’s careers that transform lives and communities.

The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education and physical therapy. The college is ranked in the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Universities-Master’s-North Region” by “U.S. News & World Report,” and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses in 11 U.S. locations.