Springfield College has been a leader in providing a broad and balanced educational experience. Humanics, the philosophy that has inspired Springfield College from its beginning, calls for educating the whole person—spirit, mind, and body—for leadership in service to others.
Known worldwide as the Birthplace of Basketball, Springfield College is internationally renowned for innovation that has improved people's lives since 1885. Stellar visionaries from the College have made indelible marks on society, science, and health and wellness, including James Naismith's invention of basketball in 1891. From groundbreaking studies in exercise physiology to today's research in the new Center for Wellness Education and Research, Springfield College continues to transform lives and communities.
A broad range of educational opportunities, both undergraduate and graduate, are offered at the main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses around the country. Doctoral programs are offered in physical education, physical therapy, and psychology.
With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, the College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for tomorrow's careers, including those in the health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, business, education, and the arts and sciences. Its low student-to-faculty ratio and experiential learning opportunities provide students with the skills they need to become leaders in a wide range of human-helping professions.
Springfield College graduates work in Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, public and private schools, hospitals, and health-care organizations. They are teachers and coaches, entrepreneurs, health care providers, YMCA leaders, and even gold-medal-winning Olympians.