The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee's Athlete Career and Education (ACE) program provides current and retired Team USA athletes with career, education and life skills resources to support athletic performance goals, facilitate successful transition to post-elite competition careers and inspire long-term positive engagement with the Olympic/Paralympic movement.

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1:1 Career Coaching 

Resume and Interview Assistance

ACE Online Platform

Employer Network


DeVry University

In-State Tuition (CO, UT)

Tuition Grants

University of Utah


Pivot Program

Financial Literacy

Tax Advising

Olympic & Paralympic Summit



Olympic and Paralympic Family

ACE Mentor Network

Frequently Asked Questions

The Athlete Career and Education program is available to current elite, internationally competitive Team USA athletes and all Olympians and Paralympians.  This includes athletes who've competed/participated in at least one of the following:

1. Any Olympic or Paralympic Games, regardless of last competition date

2. Senior World Championships, World Cup, Grand Prix or equivalent in the past two (2) calendar years

3. Earned a medal in Junior or U-23 World Championships in the past two (2) calendar years

4. Received at least one support service from the USOPC in the past 12 months including:          
a. Direct Athlete Support funding          
b. Elite Athlete Health Insurance          
c. Resident athlete housing at an Olympic Training Center          
d. Other

5. Participate in an elite-level training program that is approved by both the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and a National Governing Body of an Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American or Parapan American sport

Yes, we have career coaches on staff as well as employer network to assist you in finding a part-time, flexible job opportunity to support your training and travel expenses.
Yes. ACE has a variety of services to assist you with your unique needs including, athlete career coaches, resume and interview workshops, tuition scholarship opportunities, Pivot programs, tax advising and more. Visit the athlete retirement page to learn more. 
Register and complete your profile. If you meet the athletic eligibility standards, you will have full access to our resources. If you are ineligible, you will receive separate email communications.
No. The ACE platform is a safe space for athletes, therefore no coaches or high performance directors will be given permission to access the platform. If you would like to learn more about the program, you can contact ACE. EXCEPTION: Coaches who were Olympic and Paralympic athlete participants are eligible to participate in ACE services.

Contact ACE Coordinator Jessie Nerkowski with questions about your profile and how to navigate the platform. If your accounts exists, often it's a simple permissions adjustment.  If you are having trouble utilizing the platform, Jessie can set up a call to walk you through its services.


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