IYCA Partners with Globe University on Bachelors Degree Program

IYCA in University

‘Principles of Child Fitness’ Course Uses IYCA Material as Centerpiece


April 19, 2010:  The IYCA and Globe University have partnered to establish a youth fitness presence within GU’s Health Fitness Specialty Degree.


The undergraduate course, “Principles of Child Fitness”, uses the International Youth Conditioning Association’s text, Developmental Essentials, as well as the Level 1 Youth Fitness Specialist material, as the foundation of their program.


“At GU, we seek out cutting-edge content from industry experts in order to provide a curriculum that is second to none,” said Amy Scott, Dean of the Health Fitness Specialist Program.


In order to ensure job opportunities for our Health Fitness graduates, we need to give them access to the best educational material and opportunities to procure high-end certifications.  Collaborating with Brian Grasso and the IYCA is one way we accomplish this goal.”


Globe University is a career college that has been in existence for 125 years. 


 “We strive to educate all Fitness Professionals on the importance of long-term programming, developmental fitness and the art of coaching – both industry veterans as well as recent graduates,” said Brian Grasso, Founder and CEO of the IYCA.
“Partnering with institutions such as GU allows us to reach students before they enter the workforce”.




The International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) is the premier international authority with respect to youth sports training and fitness.  The IYCA has more than 2,000 certified professionals worldwide and affiliations with organizations all over the globe including Children’s Memorial Hospital (Chicago), Millennium Institute of Sport (New Zealand) and Sport in Action (Zambia).  For more information visit www.IYCA.org

7 Responses

  1. The IYCA doesn’t have to do anything else to prove its value to the world but…

    …just in case it hasn’t registered with you yet, here’s yet another brick laid perfectly in the constant building of the IYCA structure.

    Congratulations BG and the entire IYCA Family!


    Donovan Owens

  2. Stian Weideman says:

    If you are not part of the IYCA, what’s holding you back? As you can see the IYCA is doing more than their share to improve the Children of this world!

    I’ve been part of the IYCA for about 2 years now and can say without a doubt the IYCA is the best Organization of it’s kind in the World!!

    Great stuff Brian and Team!

  3. george maoury says:

    Hey Brian, congradulations!!!! Let’s keep it growing!!!! G-

  4. Phil Hueston says:

    Congrats, Brian and family!!

    Rock on IYCA!

  5. Smithjam says:

    Wow BG…NICE.
    Congrats to IYCA! Keep it moving forward!

  6. Nicolas Roy says:

    Wow! This is great news!!!


  7. Justin Yule says:

    GU has been a pioneer in fitness with the recent development of their Health Fitness Specialty degree and now they’re taking it to a whole new level by adding the undergraduate course, “Principles of Child Fitness.”

    Things are truly starting to change. We will conquer childhood obesity!

    Thank you Brian and the IYCA!!!!

    Justin Yule

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