Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

2012-07-25T08:41:15+00:00July 25th, 2012|

With rolling enrollment, the United States Sports Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates. Master's Students Jake D. Atwood (Huntington, Utah) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Neil Vaclav Caniga (Bristol, R.I.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Amanda O. Sherer (Grantville, Ga.) – M.S.S. Sports Management

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Alabama and LSU National Championship Game Depicted in Daniel Moore’s Latest Painting

2012-07-24T17:14:27+00:00July 24th, 2012|

Prominent Alabama artist Daniel Moore has recently released an oil painting of the United States Sports Academy’s 2011 College Football Game of the Year highlighting Alabama’s defense in its, 21-0, victory against Louisiana State in the BCS National Championship game. The painting, “The Shutout,” is Moore’s seventh one to serve as the Academy’s official College Football Game of the Year Award® artwork. His latest piece focuses on Alabama’s dominating defense that blanked previously No. 1-ranked LSU. This work is now available for limited editions of giclée prints and canvases. Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, explained that the work of art is “a time-lapse portrait of the swarming Alabama defenders as they are depicted at different points in the [...]

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Advance Your Career in Sports by Joining the Academy’s Winning Team

2012-07-24T17:07:04+00:00July 24th, 2012|

The United States Sports Academy, the largest graduate school of sport education in the world, has full-time faculty jobs currently open overseas in Malaysia as a zone coordinator and in Sport Studies as chair. INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS The United States Sports Academy is seeking physical educators and sports instructors who are interested in teaching abroad in a new pilot program to retrain 1,000 of Malaysia’s physical education teachers. The Malaysia Ministry of Education (MOE) just approved two week and six month assignments. The courses will be taught in six different locations throughout the country, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia. Instructors selected to teach in the program can expect reasonable compensation in addition to round-trip airfare, housing, food and transportation while on assignment. [...]

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London Art Show Opens Featuring International Olympic Committee Sport and Art Contest Winners

2012-07-19T11:42:28+00:00July 19th, 2012|

Winners of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Sport and Art Contest, which includes American sculptor Martin Linson who took first place in the sculpture category, are having their artwork displayed during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Guildhall Art Gallery. The art show opens Sunday, July 22 at the gallery and features the top eight pieces in both sculpture and graphic works. Following the Olympic Games the 16 pieces of artwork will go on permanent display at the IOC’s museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 16 winning works are being presented in the excavated ruins of London’s Roman Amphitheatre in an underground display area designed by architect Nigel Coates. In addition, a special viewing of the city’s 1297 Magna Carta is part of the exhibit. An Awards Ceremony [...]

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Academy and Malaysia Have Strong Ties and Long History in Sport Education

2012-07-19T11:42:10+00:00July 19th, 2012|

For the past 40 years, the United States Sports Academy has delivered sport and physical education programs in more than 65 countries to more than a quarter million people. These programs are designed to help individuals develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge required to succeed in coaching, physical education, management, fitness and other related sport disciplines. But even before the Academy was founded in 1972 by Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, who continues to serve as its President and CEO, Dr. Rosandich coached his first of many national track and field teams in Malaysia nearly 54 years ago. As Malaysia was becoming an independent nation, he led a combined team of Malaysia, Singapore and North Borneo to the Asian Games in 1958. Today, team of the university’s [...]

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World Leisure Organization Leaders Visit Academy to Prepare for 2014 Congress in South Alabama

2012-07-19T11:40:30+00:00July 19th, 2012|

A delegation of nine World Leisure Organization (WLO) leaders visited the United States Sports Academy as part of its preparations for the 2014 international gathering in Mobile, Ala.—the first ever U.S. city to host the conference. The Academy was instrumental in bringing the pending WLO conference to Mobile, which will be the largest conference ever staged in the city with as many as 4,000 participants from nearly 100 countries expected to attend. Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich, who sits on the 2014 Mobile Bay World Leisure Congress committee, says the visit and luncheon held July 13 at the Academy was a productive one. In addition, Academy and WLO leaders discussed ways and means by which both organizations could work together academically. “They are in the preparation phase [...]

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Southeastern Art Educators Tour Academy’s Sport Art Museum

2012-07-19T11:40:09+00:00July 19th, 2012|

More than 40 art teachers from schools across the southeast toured the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and gave it rave reviews. The group affiliated with the National Art Education Association (NAEA) made the United States Sports Academy’s museum part of its cultural day during its four-day Southeastern Leadership Conference. Instructors came from Texas to Washington, D.C., and included NAEA president-elect Dennis Inhulsen. Larry Gibson, Alabama Art Education Association president, says the stop at the sport art museum was a big hit for many of the art teachers. The teachers split into two groups receiving tours of the Sculpture Park by Fairhope, Ala., artist Bruce Larsen and of the museum by curator Robert Zimlich. “I’ve always enjoyed that museum and it was a highlight of the [...]

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City of Daphne Gives Beautification Award to Academy Campus

2012-07-19T11:39:51+00:00July 19th, 2012|

The City of Daphne recognized the United States Sports Academy's campus with its quarterly Beautification Award "for excellence in beautifying the city." The university campus, which faces U.S. Highway 98, was chosen by the city's Beautification Committee because of its new "Mr. Baseball" sculpture by Fairhope, Ala., artist Bruce Larsen that was unveiled in April for the Academy's 40th anniversary and the planting of a new lush green lawn in the front of the main building among other reasons. "This is such a beautiful campus," said Daphne City Councilman Ron Scott, who awarded a framed certificate to Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich in honor of the monthly award. Rebecca Trosclair, Beautification Committee co-chairwoman, added: "We appreciate the many things you do to maintain such a beautiful campus. [...]

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People, Places and Programs

2012-07-19T11:38:58+00:00July 19th, 2012|

Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich was invited to London by International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) President Jacques Rogge to attend the art show opening on July 22 of the IOC's 2012 Sport and Art Contest at Guildhall Art Gallery. He was also invited by Great Britain Prime Minister  David Cameron to participate in the Global Business Summit on Assisted Medical Technologies on Sept. 3 at the British Business Embassy in London on the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London this year. Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is traveling to Malaysia for the Academy's International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) program and to China to further partnerships with the Shaolin Temple. Dr. Fred Cromartie, Dr. Will Evans, Dr. Arthur Ogden and Betsy Smith, Academy residential [...]

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‘Head Games’ Documentary Reveals Extent of Concussion Crisis in Sports

2012-07-19T10:46:02+00:00July 19th, 2012|

A new documentary, “Head Games,” details the extent of the concussion crisis in sports and is described as a must-see for parents of young athletes, coaches and sports professionals. The recently completed documentary was developed by acclaimed director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”) and award-winning producer Bruce Sheridan. “Head Games,” which was inspired by events written in a book with the same title by former college football player and professional wrestler Christopher Nowinski, takes a deeper look at the devastating and long-term effects of concussions in all sports. The film offers eye-opening insight and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation’s leading medical experts. While Nowinski serves as the film's central character, it also weaves in stories about Alan Schwarz,  a Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter at The New York [...]

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Wall Street Journal Features American Sports Art Museum

2012-07-19T10:01:31+00:00July 19th, 2012|

The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and its collection of artwork from renowned sports artists across the globe was featured recently in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, which is the largest newspaper in the United States with a circulation of 2.1 million, highlighted the works of Leroy Neiman, who was known at the father of contemporary sports art and died on June 20 at age 91. Neiman, named the Academy’s 2007 Sport Artist of the Year, has seven serigraphs displayed in a small gallery at ASAMA. Other sports artists, such as Raomon Parmenter, Ferenc Németh, Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, Tafa, Bart Forbes, James Ridlon, Charles Billich and Rick Rush, are also mentioned in the story. “In short, the art here, breathtaking and complex, is far above the [...]

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