Springfield College is a private, coeducational college located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Springfield College is most famous as the site where the sport of basketball was invented. Instructor and graduate student James Naismith invented the game in 1891, when Springfield College was known as the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School.
The College approximately two miles from downtown Springfield, the site of its central business and entertainment districts. In addition to the main campus, Springfield College has 9 satellite campuses for its School of Human Services located throughout the United States. School of Human Services campuses are located in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; Houston, Texas; Manchester, New Hampshire; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Johnsbury, Vermont; Tampa, Florida; Southern California; and Wilmington, Delaware.
Springfield College is best known for its programs in the allied health sciences, human and social services, sports movement activities, and arts and sciences. The mission of Springfield College is to "educate students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity —" a concept defined by the school as "Humanics".
Springfield College is a part of the Hartford-Springfield regional alliance for economic and cultural partnership known as New England's Knowledge Corridor.
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