Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich (left) met with Dr. Lou Marciani, the Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), during the NCS4’s annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA on 3 August 2010.

With the theme “Balancing Safety, Security, and Spectator Experience,” the conference is conducted by the University of Southern Mississippi to address potential threats and risks to the safety and security of sporting events. With the professional and college football seasons just around the corner, as well as the World Series not far beyond, spectator safety is high on the minds of many in both the sports protection and sports industries.

To address this bigger-than-ever part of the sporting industry, the United States Sports Academy has added a Sports Security Emphasis to its Bachelor of Sports Science Degree in Sports Management academic curriculum. The emphasis in sports security is designed for individuals who are interested in learning about the principles and theories associated with security and how they apply to sport venues.