At Springfield College, our story isn’t just something we tell people. It’s something we show them. It's something we live. Since 1885, Springfield College has made a difference in the world. Our commitment to the Humanics philosophy is what sets us apart. You may be asking, “what is that?” We’re always happy to share. The Humanics philosophy calls for educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. No one else has it. Simply put, it's not all about books around here. It's also about bodies, attitudes, and emotions. So, while preparing for your life of helping others, your education at Springfield College will also provide you with an understanding of how the elements of Humanics work together. It’s all about balance. In more than 60 countries worldwide (at last count), Springfield College’s more than 45,000 alumni are providing leadership and making a difference—as coaches, corporate CEOs, social workers, authors, medical professionals, athletic trainers, software engineers—and that’s just the beginning. Springfield 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 our foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. We have also been consistently ranked in the Top Tier in the category of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” in the U.S.News Best Colleges report for 6 years running and ranked 18th in its category of the U.S.News & World Report Best Value rankings that showcase colleges with high quality and a lower cost. Known as the Birthplace of Basketball, Springfield College is also well known as the school where the sport of basketball was invented. Springfield College graduate student James Naismith invented the game in 1891. Other notable alumni include William Morgan who invented volleyball in 1894, and actor and professional wrestler John Cena.