Distance Learning

Penn State Partners with NFL Players Association on Distance Ed for Athletes

Penn State World Campus is partnering with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) to offer union members the opportunity to finish their degrees online.

Offered through World Campus' Corporate Alliance program, the partnership will provide access to Penn State's online courses and educational services.

"World Campus provides students with admissions and advising counseling," according to a news release. "Players who have credits from another university will work with staff to determine how to complete their degree at Penn State online or through another university. Staff also will also work with players who want to start a new undergraduate or graduate degree from among the more than 125 online academic programs in fields including business, health care, liberal arts and sciences."

"The Corporate Alliance program is another way that Penn State World Campus is expanding access to a Penn State education for corporations and organizations," said Craig Weidemann, vice president for outreach and vice provost for online education, in a prepared statement. "Penn State is excited to welcome the NFL Players Association as a partner, and the university is committed to helping these players complete their college degrees so they can be successful in their careers off the field."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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