Accreditation and Approval
The ISSA is proud to be accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission is:
- Listed by the US Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
- Recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 234-5100
ISSA has maintained accreditation since it was initially granted in January of 2009.
CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.
Information about CHEA can be found on their site: www.chea.org
The US Department of Education maintains a list of accredited institutions of higher learning and accrediting bodies that can be searched here:
ISSA can be found by searching for institutions in Carpinteria, CA or entering "International Sports Science" into the name field.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the DEAC by calling (202) 234-5100 or mailing to Distance Education Accrediting Commission 1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2, Washington, D.C. 20009.
ISSA is a private institution that is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) of the State of California.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the BPPE by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet website: www.bppe.ca.gov.
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.
The International Sports Sciences Association is authorized by:
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101. W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
The International Sports Sciences Association is registered as a Private Institution with the Kansas Board of Regents. In addition to contacting DEAC and BPPE, Kansas residents may also contact the Kansas Board of Regents to assist with any complaints at:
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612, (785) 296-1529
This institution is registered with:
The Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
The International Sports Sciences Association is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.