The CCSSW Program

The CCSSWP ("The Program") is specifically intended to prepare students to pursue employment in the sports industry and to sit for the Certified Clinical Sports Social Worker (CCSSW) exam.

The CCSSWP Program will begin
January 2024

Applications will be available in August 2023

How is CCSSWP Different?

CSSWP (“The Program”) is strictly a clinical program! Students do not receive a certificate. Instead, our students are working towards a CCSSW designation – which will become a nationally recognized designation in the sports world.



The certified sports social worker designation will foster great trust and hopefully lead to greater employment possibilities in the sports industry. 

This program is for licensed or provisionally licensed social workers only. This is a clinical initiative. CCSSWP is taught by all social work faculty except for one faculty member. 

Become A Certified Clinical Sports Social Worker (CCSSW)​

Students will be required to matriculate through 12 synchronous month-long courses that include one 90-minute virtual meeting per week (evening), plus 6 electives (asynchronous/self-paced coursework).

In addition to completing a rigorous academic program and the intense preparation for the certifying exam (first offered in 2024) - participants will be eligible for up to 54 CEU's.

Upon passing the certified clinical sports social worker exam (first offered in 2024), social workers will be designated as LICSW, CCSSW.


The tuition fee of $5,600 includes the 12 synchronous courses, six electives,  preparation for the certifying exam, exam fee*, and the certificate.

Participants will receive 54 CEU’s for completing the CCSSWP.


*Tuition covers first exam only. Participants may take the exam more than once but must pay the exam fee after the first time.