THE NEW VERSION OF THE USTA SPORT SCIENCE EXAM IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR LEVEL I ONLY. LEVEL II EXAMS ARE NO LONGER BEING OFFERED AND THERE IS NO PLAN TO REPLACE THEM AT THIS TIME.
Step 1: Find The Sport Science Exam Resource
The USTA offers one Sport Science Exam online (Level I) to increase your knowledge in a variety of fields specific to coaching tennis. Upon passing your Level I exam, you will receive a letter and certificate of recognition. It is recommended that you prepare for the sport science exams in advance.
The Level I Exam, Foundations of Coaching, tests your knowledge of general principles of coaching, teaching, management and physical training based on:
- Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition ISBN-13: 9781450400510
This book can be purchased through Human Kinetics.
Step 2: Register and Take the Exam
Click the link above to register with the USTA Learning Resource Center to take the exam. If you are new to the site, you will need to complete the registration and identify yourself as a tennis provider. Be sure to write down your username and password as you will need it to access the testing system each time. Once you register and log in, you will be taken to the USTA Player Development Learing Resource site where you will see the link for the test.
When you click on the link to take the exam, you will be prompted to pay for the exam with a credit card through a secure interface. The cost for the exam is $35.00 for up to three attempts to pass. As an added safety precaution, your credit card information will be deleted from the registration database once your card has been charged. Once you pay for the exam, you will have one year to and three attempts to receive a passing grade of 70%. If you are not able to pass the exam in the first three attempts, you can purchase three additional attempts at a time until you are successful.
As soon as you complete the exam, you will be given your grade as well as feedback showing the questions you answered incorrectly and your response with a reference to the chapter where you can find the material. Upon passing the exam you will receive an e-mail from the USTA with a letter and certificate recognizing your efforts within approximately two weeks.
Please note: The exam is 100 questions that are randomly generated from a pool of 127 questions each time. The order and content of the questions will be different each time you take the exam.
Questions about the registration process or taking the exam should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.