The RIASA BA degree in International Sports Management is accredited through Middles States in the US.
Delivered by Richmond University staff at Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Leeds.
Players will be given the opportunity to attend exit trials in Scandinavia, as RIASA clubs tour Norway, playing against our associated clubs in Northern Europe.
RIASA provides opportunities to help the student grow, athletically, intellectually, culturally and socially, utilizing the vast rich cultural heritage of the UK and the European Continent
“The RIASA provides student athletes with a top quality academic program and a top quality soccer opportunity while living and playing in a true football culture.
To provide a life changing experience for student athletes as they pursue an accredited American Degree program while reaching their optimal playing potential.”
Leeds is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant feel and is the third largest city in the United Kingdom.
The city is famous as a major shopping destination and centre for entertainment, nightlife, the arts and leisure. Leeds boasts over two miles of traffic free shopping, and beautiful Victorian and Edwardian arcades, markets and halls that sell a plethora of goods: from fresh, good value food to designer luxury handbags.
The city has a vibrant cultural life, so whether you are a fan of cinema, opera, concerts or theatre, Leeds has something to suit you.
Leeds is also one of the greenest cities in Britain with more parkland than any other European city. In Leeds or nearby, you will find many fascinating places to visit that are ideal locations for a great day out: such as Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam, Harewood House, Tropical World and Kirkstall Abbey.
Leeds is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, the Lake District and historic towns such as York, Harrogate, and Ripon.
With a plethora of sights, culture, art, historic buildings, and excellent cuisine, most European cities are within a few hours flight from Leeds and Manchester airports.
Many RIASA students use their breaks from term-time to experience some of the rich culture that can be found in Europe.
Our commitment is to provide a life changing experience and opportunity for student athletes as they pursue an accredited American Degree program while reaching their optimal playing potential.