About Springfield College
Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.
The College offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the 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, physical therapy, and counseling psychology.
With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities.
For the seventh-consecutive year, the College moved up the rankings in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S.News & World Report. In the 2017 edition, it is ranked one of the top 12 colleges in the north region as a "Best Value." It also is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA.
Known as the Birthplace of Basketball, Springfield College is where the sport of basketball was invented. Springfield College graduate student James Naismith invented the game in 1891. Speaking of notable alumni, we have quite a few. Alumnus William Morgan invented volleyball in 1894, and actor and professional wrestler John Cena is an alumnus.