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Salary Trends in Sports Management

2022-03-31T11:16:23-05:00March 30th, 2022|

Earning potential in sports management! You’ve decided that sports management is the career for you, but there is a diverse range of jobs available in the field. How do you know which one is right for you? Coaches and sports agents are often the first roles you think of when you consider sports management. But, sports management positions range from athletic directors, to facility managers, to accountants and sports media professionals. The sports management field offers a lot of flexibility, growth opportunity — and earning potential. An annual sports manager salary can range from an average of $50,000 to more than $350,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The salary for a sports general manager can be nearly $250,000 and can rise into the multi-millions for general managers of a major [...]

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Jobs in Sports Management

2022-03-31T14:22:28-05:00March 29th, 2022|

Enter the exciting world of sports management! You love everything sports, you have an aptitude for management and you’re the first to help guide others. Are you ready to apply all those assets to a career in sports management? Sports management is a rewarding career where you lead athletes, coaches and other sports personnel inside athletics departments and sports organizations. Your expertise helps individuals strengthen their skills and plays a critical role in helping teams develop quality sports programs. The sports management field is the business side of sports - recreational, collegiate, and professional.  It takes a network of well-trained and ethical professionals working behind the scenes to keep sports organizations running smoothly. The United States Sports Academy’s sports management degree programs can help secure a variety of jobs in [...]

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Trustee Susan McCollough Donates Selected Football Art Pieces to ASAMA

2022-03-23T14:20:58-05:00March 23rd, 2022|

The American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) received a donation of football art pieces from United States Sports Academy Trustee and Art Committee Member Emerita Susan McCollough. McCollough donated six pieces by artists Rick Rush, Carl V. Jones, Steve Skipper and Daniel Moore that will now be a permanent part of the ASAMA collection, which is home to more than 1,800 pieces of sport art across a variety of media. An artist herself, McCollough is currently working on a sculpture of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, which she will unveil at the Academy during its upcoming Founder’s Day event on April 22, 2022. Susan Nomberg McCollough is an internationally-acclaimed abstract and impressionistic artist who has produced hundreds of paintings, many of which have won national and international [...]

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Academy Teaching Certificate Programs to Coaches through Jamaica Olympic and Paralympic Associations

2022-03-23T09:36:22-05:00March 23rd, 2022|

Preparation is the key to success for sports coaches everywhere, so that’s why the United States Sports Academy is teaching three post-secondary, non-degree sport education programs to coaches in the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica. Since 2020, the Academy has worked with the Jamaica Olympic Association and Jamaica Paralympic Association to develop programs that would benefit the nation’s coaches and the national sport effort there. In January, the Academy launched three certificate programs in Sports Management, Adaptive Sports, and Sports Governance in Jamaica to aid the organizations in their mission to promote educational opportunities to their coaches and athletes. Coaches from a wide array of sports are participating, including handball, badminton, judo, taekwondo, gymnastics, baseball, chess, volleyball, lawn tennis and track and field. “We have about 20 coaches in the [...]

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USSA Con Ed and Professional Studies Courses Now Offered through Canvas Catalog Platform

2022-03-23T09:26:42-05:00March 23rd, 2022|

Staying up to date in your field is crucial for working professionals, especially those who work in the sport industry. Now, the United States Sports Academy has streamlined its continuing education and professional studies courses through the Canvas Catalog platform – which makes registering, using, and completing those courses easier for students. Canvas Catalog is an all-in-one learning solution that creates a course catalog custom to the Academy, where students can register, pay, and learn all in the same platform. In addition, at the completion of their course students can easily access certificates, which are also available to share on their LinkedIn profiles. Center for Professional Studies and Continuing Education Director Dr. Katrina Wahlstrom said the updated platform is more accessible and user friendly for students. “Canvas Catalog really streamlines [...]

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American Olympic Stars Nathan Chen, Chloe Kim Named Academy February Athletes of the Month

2022-03-16T09:15:27-05:00March 16th, 2022|

American winter sports stars Nathan Chen and Chloe Kim earned the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month honors after the world saw their outstanding performances at the Beijing 2022 Olympics in February. Chen set a world record with a score of 332.60 and won gold in men’s figure skating at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February. Chen landed five quadruple jumps and became the seventh American man to win Olympic gold and first since Evan Lysacek in 2010. Kim became the first woman to win back-to-back snowboard halfpipe gold medals after winning the event at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February. Kim, 21, scored a 94.00 on her first run to take home the gold. The second place finisher on the men’s side was Swedish speed [...]

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Student of the Month Melissa Hadley is Preparing Herself for Success and Opportunity

2022-03-08T16:19:07-06:00March 8th, 2022|

A lifelong painter with no real interest in sport growing up, Melissa Hadley wasn’t sure at first that pursuing a degree from the United States Sports Academy was right for her. Now, the Academy’s latest Student of the Month says the school’s bachelor’s degree program has shown her that sport is inextricably linked to just about every other industry in the world. Hadley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and is now a resident of Daphne, Ala., where she works for the Academy as its Operations Manager. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports management. Once she earns that degree, she hopes to work in the facilities and event management field. “To be honest, I wasn’t sure about it at first,” Hadley said. “When a [...]

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Vote Now for United States Sports Academy Athlete of the Month for February

2022-03-03T11:59:33-06:00March 3rd, 2022|

Winter Olympians, the Super Bowl MVP, and an international athletics star make up the United States Sports Academy’s online February Athlete of the Month ballot, featuring 12 candidates from five countries who made an impact in their sport during the month. Everyone is encouraged to cast a vote on the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu. Voting will continue until 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, 10 March 2022. Male nominees are Johannes Thingnes Bø, biathlon, Norway; Nathan Chen, figure skating, United States; Jakob Ingebrigtsen, athletics, Norway; Cooper Kupp, football, United States; Matthias Mayer, alpine skiing, Austria; and Nils Van der Poel, speed skating, Sweden. Female nominees are Kaillie Humphries, monobob, United States; Erin Jackson, speed skating, United States; Therese Johaug, cross-country skiing, Norway; Chloe Kim, snowboarding, United States; Marte Olsbu Røiseland, [...]

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Academy Faculty Member Robert Herron, Student Christopher Bonilla Present at Conferences

2022-02-23T08:24:54-06:00February 23rd, 2022|

United States Sports Academy faculty member Robert Herron recently presented at the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy Summit in Birmingham, Ala. Faculty member Robert Herron recently presented at the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy Summit in Birmingham, Ala. Herron, the Academy’s acting director of sports exercise science, presented on long-term athletic development in youth at the summit. Co-presenters were Academy chair of sports management Dr. Brandon Spradley, chair of sports coaching Dr. Roch King and National Faculty member Dr. Greg Ryan. Herron also represented the Academy at the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Greenville, S.C. Herron was a co-presenter as Academy master’s degree student Christopher Bonilla presented data from his master’s thesis investigating different warmup protocols on [...]

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Painters Joseph Sheppard, James Peterson Donate Original Works to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

2022-02-23T09:14:57-06:00February 23rd, 2022|

The American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) received a pair of original works by painters Joseph Sheppard and James Peterson that are now a permanent part of the collection on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Trustee Susan McCollough and Art Committee Chair Nancy Raia pose in front of the Joseph Sheppard original oil painting “After the Workout.” Sheppard donated “After the Workout”, an original, 60x60 inch framed oil painting depicting a boxer resting by his locker after a tough workout. The piece complements another Sheppard original in the museum, “The Fighter,” which depicts a boxer in his corner between rounds of a bout. Sheppard, known as one of the great contemporary masters of figurative art in the realist tradition, [...]

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Figure Skating Coach Lexie Hernandez Balances Motherhood, Professional Life with Academy Degree Program

2022-02-08T16:07:07-06:00February 8th, 2022|

After working as a figure skating coach in Southern California for more than two decades, Lexie Hernandez decided it was time to take her skills to the next level with a sports coaching degree from the United States Sports Academy. A resident of San Diego, Calif., Hernandez is the Academy’s latest Student of the Month. The mother of two and professional figure skating coach is seeking her Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the institution. “I have been skating since I was about five years old and coaching for the last 20 years,” Hernandez said. “I basically went from competitive skating as a teenager right into coaching as a young adult and never took the time to get a degree. Now that I have all of that [...]

Recent Master’s Degree Graduate Terri DeFour Featured in “Studio 10” Television Segment

2022-02-08T13:31:59-06:00February 8th, 2022|

Recent United States Sports Academy graduate Terri DeFour was featured in a Fox 10 News “Studio 10” television segment featuring the institution broadcast in the Mobile, Ala., area in January. A resident of nearby Fairhope, Ala., DeFour holds a Master of Sports Science degree in sports exercise science from the Academy. Like many exercise science graduates armed with their Academy degree, DeFour is currently studying for her National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exam. In her television segment, DeFour discussed her time studying at the Academy, spending time in the institution’s on-campus library, and more. You can watch the entire segment below!

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