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Academy Doctoral Program Added to Spring 2021 FastTrack Degree Offerings

2020-09-22T09:03:22-05:00September 22nd, 2020|

In a move that will bolster its commitment to student success and career preparation, the United States Sports Academy is expanding its online FastTrack degree option to its renowned doctoral program and adding a second master’s degree cohort to the program in Spring of 2021. Introduced with its first Master of Sports Science degree cohort in Fall 2020, the Academy’s FastTrack option allows graduate students to complete their degree in half the time of the institution’s traditional online education programs. At the master’s level, students can complete their degree as quickly as 15 months. Now with the FastTrack option, Academy Doctor of Education degree seekers can finish their coursework in three years with one additional year to complete their dissertation - a total of just four years for a doctoral [...]

Cheptegei, Osterman Named Academy August Athletes of the Month

2020-09-14T09:19:41-05:00September 14th, 2020|

Ugandan runner Joshua Cheptegei and American softball player Cat Osterman were named the United States Sports Academy’s Athletes of the Month for August after stellar performances during the month. Cheptegei set the world record with a time of 12:35.36 in the 5,000-meter race at the Diamond League event in Monaco on 14 August 2020. Cheptegei’s time shaved two seconds off the previous record set by Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele in 2004. Osterman pitched a two-hit shutout for Team Warren against Team Wagner on 31 August 2020 at the Athletes Unlimited event in Chicago. Osterman did not allow an earned run in 12 innings and struck out 19 batters in the first week of Athletes Unlimited competition. The second place finisher on the men’s side was American golfer Collin Moriwaka and third [...]

United States Sports Academy’s Annual Awards of Sport and Graduation Ceremony Postponed Until 2021

2020-09-08T14:25:26-05:00September 8th, 2020|

Due to the continued persistence of COVID-19 cases in the United States and around the world, the Board of Trustees of the United States Sports Academy has decided to postpone its annual Academy’s Awards of Sport (AAOS) program and Graduation Ceremony scheduled for November, 2020 until a date to be determined in 2021. This is the first time in the AAOS program’s rich, 36-year history that the program will not be held in any given calendar year. A new date for the rescheduled program will be announced once burdensome travel restrictions have been eased for honorees and guests traveling from abroad and COVID-19 infection rates have been reduced to safe levels. This year’s AAOS event was set to be a special one. The Academy planned to welcome a host of [...]

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2020-09-08T16:56:21-05:00September 8th, 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. Doctoral Graduates Dr. Nathan A. Brown (Kankakee, Ill.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, Graduation with Honors Dr. Craig P. DeAngelis (Bridgeport, Conn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis Dr. Joshua S. Greer (Paris, Tenn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Coaching emphasis, Sports Marketing specialization Master’s Graduate Cheryl A. McCormick (Hampstead, N.C.) – M.S.S. dual degree Sports Medicine and Sports Studies, Sports Psychology emphasis, Graduation with Honors  Bachelor’s Graduate Brandon T. Klase (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Coaching, Magna Cum Laude  

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

2020-09-03T10:41:11-05:00September 3rd, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is pleased to announce online voting is open for its Athlete of the Month ballot for the month of August, featuring 12 candidates from eight 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 September 2020. Male nominees are Joshua Cheptegei, athletics, Uganda; Lucas Giolito, baseball, United States; Donovan Mitchell, basketball, United States; Collin Moriwaka, golf, United States; Mike Schloesser, archery, the Netherlands; and Karsten Warholm, athletics, Norway. Female nominees are Faith Kipyegon, athletics, Kenya; Yuliya Levchenko, athletics, Ukraine; Cat Osterman, softball, United States; Sophia Popov, golf, Germany; Nozomi Tanaka, athletics, Japan; and A’Ja Wilson, basketball, United States. Each [...]

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Academy Mourns Loss of Beloved Founding President Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich

2020-09-08T15:10:06-05:00August 30th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of its beloved Founding President, Trustee, and longtime global sport education leader Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, who passed away from natural causes on Saturday, 29 August 2020 at age 88.   A native of Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., Rosandich served as the Academy’s president and chief executive officer for 43 years until 2015, when his son, Dr. T.J. Rosandich, was named president and CEO. Rosandich’s enduring legacy is that the Academy continues to thrive and serve the profession as an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service.  Rosandich founded the Academy in 1972 in response to a poor performance by the United States Olympic team in the 1972 Munich Games. Research [...]

Renowned Contemporary Artist Joseph Sheppard Donates “50 Years of Art” DVD to ASAMA

2020-08-25T10:19:57-05:00August 25th, 2020|

2015 Sport Artist of the Year Joseph Sheppard Award winning painter and sculptor and United States Sports Academy honoree Joseph Sheppard recently donated to the institution a promotional DVD from his 2001 traveling exhibition titled “50 Years of Art.” Sheppard, known as one of the great contemporary masters of figurative art in the realist tradition, was honored as the Academy’s 2015 Sport Artist of the Year. His 2001 book, 50 Years of Art, is a major contribution to the appreciation of the outstanding American artist, surveying his achievements of 50 years as a professional artist. Opposing trends in modern art, Sheppard has created a highly individual style both in his paintings and sculpture. Though people are familiar with his portraits, landscapes and still life, his reputation has come [...]

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¿Hablas Español? Academy Offers Maternity Wellness Course in Spanish to Colombian Nursing Students

2020-08-25T10:06:29-05:00August 25th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is partnering with the Colombian School of Rehabilitation (ECR) to offer its brand new online maternity wellness course to nursing students in the South American country. The Maternity Wellness program for ECR students is the first Academy course ever to be offered in the Spanish language. The five-part course covers the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, guidelines for safe physical activity during pregnancy, fitness for birth, types of maternity fitness training, and post-partum recovery. The course was developed in collaboration with ECR faculty, who provided supplemental content so that it can be offered to nursing students there. The English language version of the course is specially designed with pregnant students in mind and can be found through the Academy’s website here. Studies show that exercise [...]

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Academy Introducing Sports Analytics Course to Master’s Degree Curriculum

2020-08-25T13:03:04-05:00August 25th, 2020|

As the United States Sports Academy marks the beginning of a new academic year in September, it does so by introducing an exciting new course to its sports education degree programs. The Academy will soon offer a sports analytics course to Master of Sports Science degree students and advanced level bachelor’s degree seekers. Sports analytics, a concept made popular by the 2003 Michael Lewis book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and the subsequent 2011 film Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, is the use of evidence-based data when making sports management decisions. Moneyball tells the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball team and their manager Billy Beane’s attempts to use statistical analysis to assemble a winning team on a slim budget. The course, SAM 520 Sports Analytics, is [...]

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Castellanos, Morris Named Academy July Athletes of the Month

2020-08-19T09:37:52-05:00August 19th, 2020|

A pair of Americans won the United States Sports Academy’s Athlete of the Month honors for July as sports leagues and federations began to reopen for the first time since the sports world felt the impact of global economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the men’s side, Nick Castellanos hit safely in each of the Cincinnati Reds’ first nine games and hit .429 with four homeruns, 10 RBIs to close out the first month of the season. Castellanos added a grand slam in a 12-7 win against the Chicago Cubs on 29 July 2020. For the women, pole vaulter Sandi Morris topped a world-leading 4.81 meters (15.78 feet) and won the event at the Acadia Invitational on 16 July 2020. The competition was held in Greenville, [...]

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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

2020-08-11T12:00:03-05:00August 11th, 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. Bachelor’s Graduates Carmen E. Ward (Pace, Fla.) – B.S.S. Sports Management Master’s Graduates Joshua Ross (Greeneville, Tenn.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies Kari Wiggins (Mobile, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Management

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Academy Founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Honored by Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

2020-08-07T15:22:52-05:00August 7th, 2020|

Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Founding President of the United States Sports Academy Academy founding president Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, a long-time leader in sport and sport education around the world, was recently selected as the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Commendation Award from the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Rosandich will be recognized for the honor at the 2021 Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Ceremony in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame has honored and recognized Alabamians aged 60 or older for their outstanding contribution to the lives of older members in their local communities since 1983. Those selected as Permanent Members of the Hall of Fame are formally honored and recognized for their selfless advocacy and dedication of service to others at [...]

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