TU offers a unique and first-of-its-kind military football program, allowing veterans’, Guard and Reservist the opportunity to play collegiate football while earning their college degree.
Coaching football is my passion, and I love helping veterans. It’s almost as if God created this football program for me.”
We realize that 76% of veterans played high school sports prior to enlistment. We also realize that your time in service has taught you to function as an individual in the context of a team. Football mirrors that and replicates the comradery of military life.
Our coaching staff, some of whom are prior service themselves, are here to support you while competing in the NAIA Division 1 Sun Conference. Conference play is scheduled to begin Fall 2023.
TU is also integrating its outstanding, national recognized counseling program to provide both mental health and career counseling services. TU’s Counseling program is accredited through the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The CACREP reaccreditation process is being actively pursued and a self-study was submitted in preparation for the site visit. This is a normal process, once every 8-years, for all CACREP accredited programs to ensure your quality education. We anticipate a CACREP reaccreditation in July 2023.
According to Dr. Pauline Patrick, Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at TU, “The best programs recognize that the transition from military service to civilian life includes multiple social, physical, psychological and economic challenges. It is necessary to focus on and provide services for the ‘whole’ person. TU’s Military Football Program will provide counseling, tutoring, structure, mentoring, education and other support services to assist these veterans.”
TU has a strong record of supporting service members and their families. Their Center for Military Life supports the military community from enlistment through transition to civilian life. TU is an Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) and a General Education Mobile (GEM) partner. They are also an equivalent provider of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) contracting curriculum and have earned Military Friendly Spouse School and the last three years has been given Top 10 Military Friendly designations.
Thomas University is part of the NAIA Division I Sun Conference.
“As a military veteran and now small business owner providing technology to the US military, I know how important education and knowledge are to success. I lend my full support to Thomas University because it uniquely focuses on our wonderful service members. Thomas’ Center for Military Life is but one way this University devotes its passion for our military men and women entering, serving, or transitioning to veteran status. Thomas University is a special educational institution deserving of community, business, and institutional support.”
–Mary Lockhart, Founder PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations