The NHL Players’ Union is proposing a $5.5 million expansion of the University of California Academic Course, a one-year academic course offered to current students.
The NHLPA says the move is needed to create a pathway to academic success for all students and is part of the union’s efforts to attract and retain a large number of players.NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, a former NHL player, said the league’s efforts have helped players to land jobs and stay on the ice.
“Our players are playing in the NHL because they want to play in the National Hockey League,” Fehr said.
The course is available for anyone who qualifies, and players must pass a minimum score of at least 100 on the standardized test, which tests students in math and reading skills. “
It is a great way for them to continue to build their resume, and it is a way for us to continue building our team.”
The course is available for anyone who qualifies, and players must pass a minimum score of at least 100 on the standardized test, which tests students in math and reading skills.
Players who are on a team can earn up to $1.5,000 per semester, with the remainder paid out in a “tuition-based scholarship” that pays out $250 per semester after the first semester.
Players who graduate from the UCAC can earn an associate degree from the university.
The UCAC is a private, for-profit college with fewer than 3,000 students.
The school’s website says it offers a wide variety of programs, including business, music, health, science and education.
The UCAC’s academic course has been offered since 2011.
The NHLPA and the NHL Players Association have been negotiating a deal to bring the course to the NHL.