Other Programming


Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global is a preferred higher education partner of the NBRPA. All NBRPA members and their immediate family members are eligible to:

  • Tuition Savings & Programs: Receive a 15% tuition grant on more than 180 online programs including associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates, plus textbooks and course materials included in the cost of tuition
  • Waived Application Fee
  • A Shorter Path To Your Degree: On-the-job training or experience may translate into college credits. Up to 75% of your bachelor's degree can be fulfilled through prior learning credits. 
  • Military Tuition Reductions: For all U.S. service members, including Guard and Reserve, their spouses and veterans.
  • Flexibility & Convenience: With multiple start dates, you can plan classes and study time to fit your unique schedule. 
  • 3-Week Introductory Trial: As a new student, you can try classes for three weeks before you owe any tuition
  • The Purdue University Global Tuition Cap pricing on select programs and more…

An accredited degree is within your reach.

Purdue University Global is also available to assist its NBRPA graduates with relevant career service support. We’re here to motivate and empower you through one-on-one interaction and collaboration with employers and educators. 



NBA Players Legacy Fund
The NBRPA formed a new key partnership with the NBA Players Legends Fund, which not only provides funding for former players in dire straits, but also helps fund former player programs and provides business and educational grants to NBRPA Members. NBRPA relations with the NBA have never been stronger, as both parties are meeting regularly and collaborating on public events, community relations and former player transition programming.


AthLife was formed in 2004 to service the education, career development, and life skill needs of athletes. AthLife’s approach is to guide the client through a process that builds skills and confidence, thus enabling them to assume control over their ongoing career development.

Currently, AthLife contracts with the NFL Players Association, The Trust (powered by the NFLPA), NBA Players Legacy Fund, and the Major League Soccer Players Union to assist their constituency with career development and continuing education needs.

Those that take advantage of the services offered by AthLife and their partnership with NBRPA and the NBA Player's Legacy Fund receive one-on-one advising from the advisors at AthLife, whose sole focus is assisting current and professional athletes with their career transition and ongoing career development.

“This includes helping sort through career options, how to leverage transferrable skills, and fundamental tasks such as resume development and mock interviewing,” said Founder/CEO Harris. “We also assist with educational advisement including assisting with degree completion plans through the former players original institution, taking courses out of residence, transferring, pursuing an advanced degree, or taking vocational or professional development courses.”

Members can visit AthLife.com for more information or contact them at info@athlife.com or (631) 385-1946 about their services. Members can also contact call the NBRPA National Office at (312) 913-9400 for more information.

The NBRPA's employment partner is Symplicity. As part of this partnership, NBRPA Members are able to browse for career advancement opportunities, upload resumes, keep in touch with recruiters, and have access to over 1,200 institutions, commercial entities, and organizations across the world. Symplicity’s CSM services have been utilized by over 11 million users, including similar peer organizations such as the NFL Player Care Foundation, Divergence Academy, the Flatiron School, Women who Code and more. In addition, the NBRPA is partnering with AthLife to provide resume assistance. All resumes must be approved by AthLife in order for players to be able to review and apply for job postings. 

Coaching Development
The NBRPA assists in the identification and selection of retired players interested in coaching at the collegiate and professional level to participate in the NBA’s Assistant Coaches Program. The goal of the NBA’s Assistant Coaches Program is to expose retired players as potential NBA coaches, assist coaches in showcasing potential NBA players and to help NBA second round picks understand their roles. The NBRPA and NBA Player Development staffs evaluate members and select candidates to participate in additional coaching development and exposure opportunities by way of the Portsmouth Invitational, Pre-Draft Camp, D-League Showcase, and more. In 2015, 20 NBRPA members have been selected to participate in the Assistant Coaches Program.


Health & Wellness Programs

SASid Inc and BWD Group,LLC
The NBRPA partners with SASid Inc, and BWD Group, LLC to provide members a Health Insurance Marketplace that is offered online at NBAalumniinsurance.com. In addition to this members-only healthcare marketplace, the NBRPA's partnership with SASid includes dedicated customer service professionals available to answer any questions about billing, claims and general product knowledge.

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health

Since 2023, NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health has been the exclusive healthcare partner of the NBRPA. Read more about the multi-year partnership between the NBRPA and NS-EEH.

NBRPA Health Screenings

Launched in 2016 by the NBPA in partnership with the NBRPA, the Health Screenings program has impacted hundreds of former players. This free initiative, which delivers valuable, preventive, long-term healthcare check-ups to former professional players, is perhaps the program the NBRPA is most proud of. The screening provides preventative testing — including blood work, electrocardiograms and echocardiograms along with orthopedic and cardiology consultations — and has saved countless lives. Read more >



Retired Professional Athletes Group (RPAG) Sports
The objective of RPAG sports is to provide a support system for athletes as they retire and enter life after professional sports. This is achieved by providing a variety of services to its members, including access to affiliated law firms and tax advisors.