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Sunshine and Cultural Amenities Attract Students to the Tampa Bay Area


Students attend Argosy University, Tampa for the school’s academic programs and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico coastline, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, and Lowry Park Zoo.

Argosy University, Tampa offers program areas ranging from Clinical Psychology to Business Administration, Marriage & Family Therapy, Criminal Justice, and Information Technology. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules. “I found the faculty and staff to be really supportive and encouraging of my endeavors,” said Dr. Nekeshia Hammond, who in 2008 earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.

Once admitted to the Tampa, FL campus, students have access to the school’s library, which contains resources that support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

One of the region’s most renowned museums is the Salvador Dali Museum, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist. Tampa’s many theaters, symphony and dance performances, museums, and a diverse range of art galleries showcase some of the world’s most talented artists, actors, and musicians. Tampa college students enjoy visiting the Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Science and Industry, St. Petersburg Museum of History, Florida International Museum, and Great Explorations: The Hands-On Museum.

Sports fans enjoy following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays, and Lightning. The area is also known for its nightlife. Popular spots for nightlife include Channelside, Bay Street at International Plaza, and Ybor City, the center of the city’s music scene. When students are looking for a break, many choose to visit the region’s beautiful and inviting natural beaches, lakes, and rivers.

Learn more about Argosy University, Tampa’s academic programs by clicking on the links below. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607.

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Argosy University Class of 2016 Graduation


That moment when you realize that all of your hard work paid off - no one can take it away from you and you are so proud of your Argosy University educational journey! That just happened! ...

Argosy University, Tampa, Washington, D.C., and Twin Cities campuses all had their fall graduation ceremonies this past Saturday, October 1. Both their ground students and online students walked in these ceremonies. Stay tuned for their videos, success story features, and photos of this amazing day! Class of 2016! Congratulations to all!

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Kids in Sports - The Pressure to Perform


Most every parent knows the joys and pains of children’s spring sports – the Saturday early morning scramble to get the family up, ready and to the field which is balanced out by watching your child make a great play.

The benefits of organized sports are numerous. “Sports can help children meet the 60 minutes or more of physical activity per day recommended by the CDC,” says Dr. Mirjam Quinn, assistant professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. “Research shows that participation in team sports can help children develop important social skills including the ability to delay gratification, follow rules and navigate conflict. Regular exercise decreases anxiety, improves mood, and fosters the development of important brain functions including attention, planning and organization.”

On the other hand, Quinn cautions, research also shows that some kids who participate in organized sports are at increased risk for performance anxiety and stress, burnout and may even focus on sports to such a degree that other aspects of the child’s identity are not developed. Why? The pressure to perform.

“There is too much pressure on parents and children alike to be the best, to be special, to be ‘truly gifted.’ Parents are often made to feel that if they don’t make their child shine over and above the rest, the alternative is a life of failure,” says Alan Nathan, an associate professor in the Clinical Psychology program at Argosy University, Washington, D.C.

“While some parents see the capacity of sports to help their children remain healthy and develop positive life skills, others can feel that sports are a vehicle for college scholarships and careers as professional athletes,” says Dr. Kevin Sverduk, chair of the Sport-Exercise Psychology program at Argosy University, Orange County.

That means that sports for children are becoming more competitive and the family is becoming more invested in the game. “With more and more youth sports being played within ‘club teams,’ families that can afford the costs for the club’s coaching, travel to tournaments, not to mention private coaching that is often needed to stay ahead are often seen as better sport parents. With the individual sports like golf, tennis, figure skating and gymnastics, it is even more of a status symbol to have a child who has achieved some level of success,” says Sverduk.

“When kids see their parents one-up each other over their children’s sports performance, they get the message loud and clear – ‘You are more worthwhile when you do well,'” says Quinn. “Providing external rewards (including praise) and focusing on performance rather than the process of learning saps children of all enjoyment of the activity. Their motivation shifts from intrinsic rewards (like feelings of competence, pride and enjoyment) to external rewards (like performance evaluation and praise). Many kids become dependent on the external rewards and their self-esteem crumbles when they do not win.”

The difference between a kid who benefits from organized sports and one who is crushed under the pressure is whether or not that child has parents and coaches who foster a healthy attitude toward sports. While keeping your child front of mind during their sports activities can be a challenge for some parents, it is a necessity.

“The most important issue is that the child enjoys his or her participation in the sport and that the child feels that his or her parents are invested in supporting the child,” says Nathan.

“If you are a parent and you find yourself becoming emotionally wrapped up in your child’s performance in sports, or academics or advanced basket-weaving, it is probably time to take a step back and remind yourself that it’s your kid who is out there – not you,” cautions Quinn. “At the end of the day, your child is a worthwhile person, regardless of whether she does well or fails outright.”

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