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United States Sports Academy Receives High Marks in Intelligent.com College Rankings

2019-12-19T08:40:25-06:00December 19th, 2019|

The United States Sports Academy’s master’s degree programs were recognized for their quality, affordability, and flexibility by Intelligent.com, a service that helps students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The Academy’s Master of Sports Science degree in sports management was honored as one of the top programs of its kind in the country for 2020. In the Master’s in Sports Management Degree category, the Academy’s Master of Sports Science degree was lauded as the program with the “Best Dual Degree Option.” The institution’s sports management program at every level were also touted for having multiple start dates among the top 50 online sports management degree programs in the country. In addition, the Academy’s Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching was ranked as one of the top 40 [...]

Academy Launches Online ‘ProMethod’ Fitness Course

2019-12-19T08:36:56-06:00December 17th, 2019|

The United States Sports Academy is now offering an online, video-driven personal fitness course showcasing the cutting edge Finnish ProMethod concept to the general public around the world. The Academy in August 2018 signed a cooperative agreement with the Finnish company ProFTraining Finland to provide educational opportunities to students in Finland, as well as to integrate that company’s health care techniques into Academy coursework. As part of the agreement, the Academy is now offering online, video-led continuing education courses featuring ProFTraining’s personal training concepts: the FasciaMethod, the ProMethod, and coming soon the PowerMethod. After completing the course students will be able to plan and instruct their own FasciaMethod, ProMethod, and/or PowerMethod body maintenance programs for themselves, their clients or for a group fitness session. The ProMethod is built to help [...]

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Chen, Kostornaia Named United States Sports Academy November Athletes of the Month

2019-12-17T08:15:20-06:00December 17th, 2019|

An American superstar and a Russian teenage sensation were named the United States Sports Academy’s male and female Athletes of the Month for November. Figure skaters Nathan Chen and Alena Kostornaia took home the Academy’s top honors after stellar performances on the ice in the month. Chen won gold at the Internationaux de France with a score of 297.16 and qualified for his fourth consecutive Grand Prix Final. It was Chen’s eighth consecutive win dating back to the 2018 World Championships. Kostornaia, 16, posted a new world record score in the ladies’ short program with an 85.04 at the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Sapporo, Japan, on 22 November 2019. The second place finisher on the men’s side was Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and third [...]

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Student of the Month Brandon Fox Eyes Job in Collegiate Coaching Ranks

2019-12-09T11:02:39-06:00December 9th, 2019|

Brandon Fox is a former two-sport athlete who earned all-state honors in high school football and when he finishes his United States Sports Academy bachelor’s degree, he’d like to use that experience to coach at the collegiate level. A resident of Littleton, Colo., Fox is the Academy’s Student of the Month for November. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports management while working full time for a landscaping business in his hometown. “I have been interested in sports my whole life and when I was thinking about what I wanted to do in college, I went through several different degree paths but always came back to sports,” Fox said. “I love learning about sports at the Academy because it is more than just X’s and O’s. [...]

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

2019-12-05T11:40:34-06:00December 5th, 2019|

The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for November and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates from five countries comprise the list. 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, 12 December 2019. Male nominees are Nathan Chen, figure skating, United States; Luka Doncic, basketball, Slovenia; Lamar Jackson, football, United States; Edwin Kurgat, cross country, Kenya; Deontay Wilder, boxing, United States; and Chase Young, football, United States. Female nominees are Brittany Bowe, speed skating, United States; Alena Kostornaia, figure skating, Russia; Weini Kelati, cross country, Eritrea; Joyciline Jepkosgei, marathon, Kenya; Hannah Roberts, BMX, United States; and Mikaela Shiffrin, alpine skiing, United States. Each [...]

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Dr. Marty Durden Says ‘Servant-Leader’ Coaches Can Solve Ethical Dilemmas in Sports

2019-12-04T14:54:08-06:00December 4th, 2019|

Dr. Marty Durden completed his United States Sports Academy doctoral degree with a dissertation that researched how “servant leadership” from high school coaches motivated their athletes on the basketball court. Now, Durden says he’s become an evangelist for the servant-leadership style of coaching. Durden is the athletic director at Presbyterian School in Houston, Texas. He earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy in 2016 and is the author of a recent Sport Digest piece titled “The Call for a Higher Standard Than Winning” that also touches on the subject of servant-leadership in coaching. “Servant leadership is an idea that I learned about from a book by William Turner which detailed how the successful business man treated his employees,” Durden said. “I read the book in [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2019-12-03T08:44:18-06:00December 3rd, 2019|

The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Doctoral Graduate Dr. Jason R. Hamil (Isle of Palms, S.C.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis Master’s Graduate Ross H. Halpern (Clifton Park, N.Y.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Bachelor’s Graduates Matthew Blaylock (Laramie, Wyo.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching Monica R. Esenwein (Sharon, Pa.) – B.S.S. Sports Strength & Conditioning

Academy’s Dr. Sandra Geringer to Present on Student Debt at SACSCOC Annual Meeting

2019-11-26T11:05:30-06:00November 26th, 2019|

Dr. Sandra Geringer United States Sports Academy faculty member Dr. Sandra Geringer is set to make a presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in Houston, Texas, in December. Geringer, the Academy’s director of recreation management and sports studies, has intimate knowledge of the SACSCOC assessment process after having served the last two years as the Academy’s liaison to the regional higher education accrediting body. Geringer’s presentation, “Complying with Standard 12.6: Student Debt,” will cover updates to SACSCOC’s policies related to student financial awareness. The Academy developed an online orientation module for Financial Aid Literacy in preparation for the revisions to the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, specifically Standard 12.6. The presentation will cover the findings from two semesters’ [...]

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Academy’s Inaugural Doctoral Dissertation Workshop Hailed as Success

2019-11-26T09:04:52-06:00November 26th, 2019|

The United States Sports Academy is committed to student success in all aspects of their graduate work, and because of that commitment the institution recently hosted its inaugural seminar to help doctoral degree students work through the dissertation writing process. The Academy welcomed seven doctoral students from all over the United States for the three-day Dissertation Writing Intensive Workshop hosted by the Robert Block Library on 13-15 November, 2019, on the institution’s campus in Daphne, Ala. Several members of the Academy staff who are in the doctoral program also attended the seminar. The workshop was delivered collaboratively by full time faculty and staff, with classroom based activities about writing, researching, formatting, the IRB process, and more, combined with hands-on sessions, round tables, and one-on-one sessions with faculty members. Academy library [...]

Academy’s Dr. Roch King Travels the Globe to Tout the Virtue of Sports Coaching

2019-11-26T09:00:18-06:00November 26th, 2019|

From teaching the United States Sports Academy’s post-secondary, non-degree education programs in Thailand to attending international coaching seminars in Tokyo to traveling with students on a Sports Study Tour of the United States, Dr. Roch King has been a busy man the last few months. King, the Academy’s chair of sports coaching, recently returned from the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Global Coach Conference in Tokyo, Japan, where he presented on his experience working in coaching mentorship programs in the United States. He also co-presented a poster focused on university-based sports coaching education programs. The Academy is an organizational member of the ICCE as well as the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). “It is interesting to me that no matter where I go to talk about coaching, [...]

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Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich Reappointed to FICTS Youth, Education and Culture Commission

2019-11-26T09:51:20-06:00November 26th, 2019|

United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich has been reappointed to serve on the Youth, Education and Culture Commission of the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs (FICTS), an international organization which promotes the universal idea of culture through sport. Officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FICTS promotes and spreads the development of Olympic values and the culture of sport through film and television. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Milan, Italy, FICTS has 116 member countries. The mission of the FICTS Youth, Education and Culture Commission is to follow the IOC’s guidelines in spreading Olympic values such as ethics, respect, peace and fair play to young people around the world. FICTS is chaired by Professor Franco Ascani, a member of the IOC Culture and Olympic [...]

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Atlanta’s Steven Lester Receives Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year Award

2019-11-19T10:13:06-06:00November 19th, 2019|

After four decades of leadership in the commercial creative field, Atlanta’s Steven Lester fully embraced his passion for painting and quickly gained notoriety for what he calls “representational expressionism.” Because Lester’s action sports themes resonate with vibrant life and elicit a visceral, emotional response, he was named the United States Sports Academy’s 2019 Sport Artist of the Year. Lester received the 2019 Sport Artist of the Year – Dr. Znenliang He Culture Award from Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich and unveiled an original painting of American gymnast Simone Biles at the Academy’s 35th annual Awards of Sport program in Daphne, Ala. The painting, called “Courage to Soar,” depicts Biles performing on the balance beam at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The piece is now on permanent [...]

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