Finnish Artist Rauli Mard Donates Pair of Portraits to American Sport Art Museum & Archives

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Finnish artist Rauli Mard has donated a pair of original portraits to the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) featuring American football player Philip Rivers and Finnish rallycross driver Toomas Heikkinen. Mard is famous for his art depicting motorcycles, cars, and airplanes and his portraits, many of which are crafted in front of the public. Mard visited the United States to attend the United Nations Ambassador Gala in New York,…

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Finnish Motorsport Manager Atte Varsta Joins United States Sports Academy National Faculty

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Finnish motorsport manager and health and wellness entrepreneur Atte Varsta has joined the United States Sports Academy’s National Faculty, a group of instructors credentialed to teach the Academy’s international sports education programs abroad. Varsta is an experienced entrepreneur with a history of working in sports management, retail, marketing and business planning. He is the commercial director for Global Rallycross Europe, an all-European rallycross championship series based in Vienna, Austria. He is also a partner in…

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Academy President Appointed to FICTS Youth, Education and Culture Commission

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich has been appointed 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,…

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Academy Alum Dr. Andy Dotterweich Works on Long-Term Athlete Development in Collegiate Teaching Role

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Andy Dotterweich wears many hats in his role as an associate professor at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and operations manager at an official Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, Tenn. Dotterweich earned dual Master of Sports Science degrees in coaching and sports medicine from the Academy in 1998. He is an associate professor in the Sport, Exercise, Recreation and Kinesiology Department at ETSU. He also serves as the…

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Darrell Bailey Says Academy Degree a Spring Board into Collegiate Athletics Administration

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California State University East Bay (CSUEB) assistant athletic director for development Darrell Bailey said the United States Sports Academy was a blessing for his career and a spring board into collegiate athletics administration. Bailey, who is charged with increasing revenue to the Pioneers athletics department through donor support and corporate sponsorships, earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2004. “The Academy was a blessing to me and my…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements. Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees. The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Doctoral Graduate Dr. Alex Z. Hoffman (Encinitas, Calif.) –…

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Academy Alumnus Dr. Todd Pitts Earns Associate Professor Position at Davenport University

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Todd Pitts recently earned his doctoral degree from the institution and with it, earned a promotion to become an associate professor in the collegiate ranks. Pitts has taught in various roles at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich., for more than 20 years. Upon earning his Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy in 2017, Pitts was promoted to become an associate professor of sport management…

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Human Resources Coordinator

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking a Human Resources Coordinator.  This position will assist the Director of Administration and Finance with general human resources needs of the Academy.  Duties will include advising employees on current personnel policies and procedures; provide new employee orientation, assist with the administration of employee benefits programs; assist with recruitment processes; and all other functions related to the efficient administration of human resources for the Academy.  The qualified candidate will…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for November

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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 – six male and six female – from seven countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month. The online votes…

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United States Sports Academy Aims to Train Strength and Conditioning Professionals for Certification Exam

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The United States Sports Academy is taking strides to provide a training program to prepare strength and conditioning professionals for the preeminent certification exam in their field. The Academy is working to develop a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved preparation program to help strength and conditioning professionals as they take their Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The CSCS exam is the preeminent certification of its kind, but the average pass rate…

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Academy Trustee Joan Cronan Earns Institution’s 2018 Honorary Doctorate

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When the United States Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees met on 9 November to approve nominees for the institution’s 2018 Awards of Sport program, it chose one of its own for an honorary doctorate. Each year as part of its Awards of Sport program, the Academy presents two honorary doctorates – one national and one international. Recipients are presented with a hood, citation, plaque, medallion and transcript signifying their honorary degree. The honorary doctorate is…

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Former Elite Chinese Athletes Graduate from Academy’s International Diploma in Sports Coaching Program

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A group of former Chinese Olympians and elite athletes recently graduated from the United States Sports Academy’s International Diploma in Sports Coaching (IDSC) program, which prepares students for careers in coaching in their country. The students visited the Academy campus for six weeks to be trained for careers in coaching as their competitive careers in China have come to a close. The group was selected to study at the Academy as part of an educational…

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