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The Academy’s Sports Coaching Bachelor’s Degree Earns NCACE Accreditation

2020-03-31T16:08:57-05:00March 31st, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy continues to be a leader in the world of sport education as its Bachelor of Sports Science degree in Sports Coaching recently earned comprehensive accreditation from the National Committee for the Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). Working under the auspices of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), the NCACE accreditation signifies that the Academy’s coaching bachelor’s degree program is aligned with the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006) and the NCACE Guidelines for program supervision, personnel and operations. “With this filing, (the Academy's) Bachelor of Sports Science in Sports Coaching demonstrates that it is a leader in quality coaching education,” a USCCE letter to the Academy states. “This program will serve as a benchmark for all other coaching education providers.” Quality coaches [...]

Dr. Tomi Wahlström Promoted to Provost at United States Sports Academy

2020-03-25T14:53:32-05:00March 25th, 2020|

Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom In a move that will help the United States Sports Academy streamline the delivery of its 100% online sports education programs, Dr. Tomi Wahlström has been promoted to the position of Provost at the institution, where he will oversee the institution’s academics and student services departments. A resident of Fairhope, Ala., Wahlström previously served as the Academy’s vice president of academic affairs. He is a multilingual, multicultural academic leader with expertise in teaching, business, academic management, consulting and clinical human services. Before joining the Academy, Wahlström served as the associate vice president of academic affairs at American Intercontinental University (AIU), where he also taught for 13 years and held numerous roles including lead faculty, program chair, and dean of business. He also served as vice president [...]

Academy Sends Instructors Dr. Dave Shrock, Robert Herron to Teach Sports Management Certification Program in Thailand

2020-03-23T15:09:45-05:00March 23rd, 2020|

Academy faculty member Robert Herron taught the institution’s International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program to students in Bangkok, Thailand. A pair of United States Sports Academy instructors recently visited Thailand to teach courses for the institution’s international sports certification program to prepare students there for careers in sport. Academy exercise science faculty member Robert Herron and national faculty member Dr. Dave Shrock taught the institution’s International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program on behalf of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). The ICSM program includes management topics such as sports event planning, marketing and public relations, and facilities. In Bangkok, the Academy teaches both the ICSM and the International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) program, which includes a wide range of coaching and related administrative skills. Each [...]

Academy’s Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom Talks Sport Education Opportunities During Visit to Colombia

2020-03-19T08:11:59-05:00March 19th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is strengthening its position in the world of higher education with recent outreach to the South American nation of Colombia. Academy vice president of academic affairs Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom recently visited Bogota, Colombia, and met government and higher education officials there for talks regarding the institution’s post-secondary, non-degree international sport education programs. Academy Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Tomi Wahlstrom met Fulbright Colombia executive director Adriana Gaviria and Escuela Colombiana Rehabilitacion rector Goe Rojas. During his visit Wahlstrom met Fulbright Colombia executive director Adriana Gaviria and Escuela Colombiana Rehabilitacion rector Goe Rojas. There, Wahlstrom discussed the Academy’s various offerings including its new Maternity Wellness Program and its international certification programs in sports coaching and sports management. Wahlstrom also met with staff at [...]

Academy Faculty Members Selected to Present on Sport-Related Concussion Issues at ACSM Conference

2020-03-17T09:36:51-05:00March 17th, 2020|

Dr. Brandon Spradley A pair of United States Sports Academy faculty members were recently selected to present at the upcoming American College of Sports Medicine conference to be held later this year in San Francisco, Calif. Chair of Sports Management Dr. Brandon Spradley and exercise science faculty member Robert Herron had three abstracts accepted as poster presentations at the conference, which is scheduled for May 26-30. The presentations cover issues related to use of the King-Devick concussion test on high school athletes. Spradley is the lead author of the presentation titled “Between-Trial Reliability of the King-Devick Test in Female High School Athletes,” while Herron is the lead author of “Between-Trial Reliability of the King-Devick Test in Male High School Athletes.” Spradley and Herron have been key members of [...]

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James, Ionescu Named United States Sports Academy February Athletes of the Month

2020-03-16T08:39:55-05:00March 16th, 2020|

A pair of American basketball stars were named the United States Sports Academy’s male and female Athletes of the Month for February. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and University of Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu took home the Academy’s top honors after stellar performances during the month. James earned NBA Western Conference Player of the Month honors after averaging 26 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 10.1 assists and leading his team to a 9-2 record in February. James recorded 10 double-digit scoring games and four 30+ scoring outings in the month and finished with five double-doubles and two triple-doubles. Ionescu became the first NCAA basketball player – male or female – to record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 1,000 assists in a career after the Ducks defeated Stanford 74-66 on 24 [...]

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In Memoriam: Academy Mourns Loss of Alumnus, Faculty Member Dr. Phillip Capps

2020-03-10T11:35:46-05:00March 10th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of alumnus and longtime international instructor Dr. Phillip Capps, who recently passed away at age 56. Capps, of Macon, Ga., earned his Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management from the Academy in 2006, then later joined the Academy’s roster of instructors credentialed to teach its post-secondary, non-degree programs internationally. Capps taught for the Academy in China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Dubai. “Dr. Capps was a solid teacher who was loved by everyone he taught and by those he came into contact with,” Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich said. “He will be sorely missed by all of us here at the Academy.” Capps served in college campus student life, sports and recreational positions throughout his career. He recently worked as [...]

Student of the Month Amphone Rasasombath Looks Forward to Career with Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Strength and Conditioning

2020-03-16T13:35:04-05:00March 10th, 2020|

Amphone Rasasombath was already working in the patient care field when she decided to pursue her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in Sports Strength and Conditioning from the United States Sports Academy. Now, the institution’s Student of the Month is nearing the end of her bachelor’s program and eyeing a career boost in the personal training field. A native of Seattle, Wash., Rasasombath said she heard about the Academy from a friend. After graduating from Rainier Beach High School, she discovered a passion for health and fitness and earned a certificate in the field from the ACE Academy. She works as a personal fitness and aerobic trainer and would like to pursue a doctorate in the personal training discipline. “I was looking for somewhere to get a bachelor’s degree and [...]

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Academy Alumnus Patrick Catullo Promoted to Athletics Director at University of Mary Washington

2020-03-10T11:30:42-05:00March 10th, 2020|

United States Sports Academy master’s degree alumnus Patrick Catullo was recently promoted to be the director of athletics at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, Va. Catullo earned his Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Management from the Academy in 2000. He’s also a 1995 graduate of UMW and had served as the interim director of athletics for the school since 2018. Catullo said the Academy’s flexible distance learning options allowed him to pursue his master’s degree while continuing to work in collegiate athletics. “After determining that I wanted to pursue a career in college athletics, the Academy really helped me learn and understand all that was involved in sports coaching and administration and how it related to college athletics,” Catullo said. “I was working as a [...]

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Martin Clayes Credits Academy Master’s Degree for Aiding Career as Collegiate Soccer Coach

2020-03-10T11:29:44-05:00March 10th, 2020|

Soccer coach Martin Clayes said his master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy made him competitive among job applicants and ultimately led to him being hired to lead a soccer program at the collegiate level. Clayes, a native of Perth, Scotland, earned his Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Coaching from the Academy in 2013. Clayes, who was recently hired to coach both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at East Central College in Missouri, said his Academy studies boosted his career even before he completed the master’s program. “I decided to pursue my master’s degree after I was a finalist for a head coaching position I did not get because the ‘other guy’ had a master’s,” Clayes said. “Because I was already working as a full time assistant [...]

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Academy Alumnus, National Faculty Member Dr. Tim Rice Named Assistant Coach for Ireland Under 20 Men’s Basketball Team

2020-03-10T11:28:31-05:00March 10th, 2020|

Dr. Tim Rice, a longtime coach and administrator at the collegiate, high school, and international levels has been named as an assistant coach for the Ireland men’s Under 20 National Basketball Team. Rice holds two degrees from the United States Sports Academy and is a member of the institution’s national faculty, credentialed to teach its sports education programs at home and its post-secondary, non-degree programs abroad. Rice earned his Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Management in 1999 and completed his Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management in 2005. He has served as a member of the Academy’s national faculty since 2008. “The Academy has been a huge part of my life for a long time, and it has made a huge impact on my life as well,” [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2020-03-10T11:39:08-05:00March 10th, 2020|

The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Because of the Academy’s rolling enrollments and flexible online learning options, degrees can be conferred upon graduates throughout the academic year. Master’s Graduates Eloise P. Miller (Portland, Ore.) – M.S.S. dual degree Sports Management and Sports Coaching, With Honors Denise Romo (Turlock, Calif.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching, With Honors James B. Holbert (FPO, AE) – M.S.S. Sports Health and Fitness Jarvel M. Noble (Birmingham, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Management

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