People, Places and Programs

Posted by | March 04, 2011 | News & Events | No Comments

Dr. Jordan Moon, the Academy’s Department Head of Sports Fitness and Health, presented at the Arnold Sports Festival and Strength Training Summit held in Columbus, Ohio, from 3-5 March 2011. Dr. Moon’s presentation was titled, “Body Composition Techniques and Methods.” The three-day event covered multiple aspects of health, fitness, and sport performance. The Summit presents nationally-recognized experts in sports training offering the latest information on fitness and performance development.

An abstract written by Dr. Moon and Dr. Enrico Esposito, the Academy’s Chair of Sports Medicine, has been accepted for presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 58th Annual Meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, which will be held in Denver, Colo., from 31 May – 4 June 2011. The abstract is titled, “Limitations in the Classification of Sarcopenia: A Comparison of Two Accepted Methods.”

Academy Distance Learning Faculty member Dr. Anthony Borgese, who received his Doctor of Sport Management degree from the Academy in 2007, has been named Chair of Tourism and Hospitality at the City University of New York at Kingsborough. His interests lie in teaching and research within the field of entrepreneurship and sports management. Borgese also is involved in Work Force and Economic Development projects that serve Brooklyn and the greater New York City area.

Academy doctoral degree student Tim Robinson presented a lecture titled, “A Brief History of the Ancient Olympics” this past month at the University of Maine-Portland. Robinson has been a human movement educator, instructor, and athletic coach for 25 years. Robinson, an instructor at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, has taken students on several tours of Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics.

Dr. Chien-Hung “Woody” Wu, who received his Doctor of Sports Management degree from the Academy in 2010, has been named Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Health Promotion and Office of Physical Education and Sports at the Chung Chou Institute of Technology in Taiwan.

Academy master’s degree student GeorDann Shirey is fulfilling his mentorship requirement with the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Philadelphia 76’ers. He will be recording and interpreting team and individual statistics obtained from NBA games. Shirley received his Bachelor of Sports Science degree in Sports Management from the Academy in 2009.

Representatives of the United States Sports Academy continue to travel all over the world to teach sports education programs. For nearly four decades, the Academy has provided programs in sport education to students throughout the nation and in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Dr. Scott Johnson, the Academy’s Chair of Sports Coaching, recently taught a course in Sports Coaching Methodology in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). The course was the first in a six-part series hosted by the SAT for the Academy’s International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) program. The SAT is Thailand’s primary sport organization and plays a vital role in the development of sport. The Academy has been sending instructors to Thailand to teach certification courses in sports management and sports coaching for more than three decades.

Academy National Faculty member Dr. Peter Mathiesen is currently in Thailand to teach Sports Administration as a part of the International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program. Another national faculty member, Dr. Stan Drawdy, will teach Ethics in Sports in Thailand from 14-18 March 2011. Dr. Mathiesen is a former college basketball coach who also coached professional basketball in Australia. Dr. Drawdy has been in education for over 30 years and was a high school athletic director, head football coach, and golf coach.

Betsy Smith, the Academy’s Associate Dean of Continuing Education, recently attended the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Symposium held in Hilton Head, S.C. from 19-22 February 2011. Ms. Smith is a former playing and teaching professional and held directorship positions in both the private and public tennis sector. The Academy is developing a program with the PTR to provide continuing education credit (CEUs) for PTR courses and certifications. The PTR has a membership of approximately 14,000 in 110 countries and is one of two professional tennis teaching organizations with roots in the U.S.

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