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Voting Opens for United States Sports Academy’s 2019 Athlete of the Year Awards

2020-01-03T13:17:02-06:00January 6th, 2020|

The United States Sports Academy is kicking off 2020 with one of the most competitive ballots ever for its annual Male and Female Athletes of the Year program. Voting is now open for the coveted award, which is part of the Academy’s Awards of Sport program that annually recognizes the top male and female athletes in the world. The ballot is open for voting here until 5 p.m. Central time on Friday, 17 January 2020. This year’s ballot includes 12 men and 12 women from 10 countries. Nominees for Male Athlete of the Year include: Johannes Thingnes Boe, biathlon, Norway; Joe Burrow, football, United States; Nathan Chen, figure skating, United States; Caeleb Dressel, swimming, United States; Eliud Kipchoge, marathon, Kenya; Kawhi Leonard, basketball, United States; Noah Lyles, track and field, [...]

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Academy’s Sports Management Master’s Recognized in List of Top 30 Degree Programs

2019-12-23T14:34:05-06:00December 23rd, 2019|

The United States Sports Academy’s online Master of Sports Science degree in sports management has been recognized as one of the top 30 best online sports management degrees by Online College Plan. More than 50 master’s-level online degree programs were studied for the list released by Online College Plan, a service created to assist parents and students in learning about their options for an online college education. The service’s team includes educators, parents, and students. The service lauded the Academy for its non-traditional offerings on a range of sports-specific topics and called the institution’s programs “top-notch” for the field of sports management. “While the main degree we’re highlighting here is the sports management degree, we know that sports management can take many forms,” Online College Plan wrote in a news [...]

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Academy Chair of Sports Coaching Dr. Roch King Serves on USA Swimming Club Development Committee

2019-12-19T08:11:29-06:00December 19th, 2019|

Dr. Roch King United States Sports Academy chair of sports coaching Dr. Roch King was recently reappointed to serve another year as a member of one of USA Swimming’s influential committees. King will serve as a member of the national swimming governing body’s Club Development Committee, which is charged with overseeing the growth and development of recreational and developmental USA Swimming-affiliated clubs around the country. The committee also works on policy development and serves as a liaison between clubs and USA Swimming. It also selects and hands out the governing body’s annual awards, the Club Excellence program. “It is important that Academy faculty members participate in boards and committees like this one because it shows that the institution has some skin in the game,” King said. “We are [...]

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Academy President Serves as Official Observer at SEA Games in the Philippines

2019-12-20T08:03:18-06:00December 19th, 2019|

Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich met with Salvador Medialdea - the Executive Secretary to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte - and Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez. United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich recently participated as an official observer at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines. The SEA Games are a biennial regional multi-sport event featuring athletes from 11 countries and close to 10,000 athletes from around Southeast Asia. The games are regulated by the Southeast Asian Games Federation and supervised by the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Asia. As an official observer invited by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Rosandich was tasked with attending multiple events at different sites in the Philippines. He has been invited to return [...]

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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Academy Recognizes Summer 2019 Honor Roll Students

2019-12-10T08:44:01-06:00December 10th, 2019|

United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Summer 2019 semester were honored by being included on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Those on the President’s List had a grade-point average of 4.0. Undergraduates on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.4-3.99, while graduate students on the Dean’s List had a grade-point average of 3.8-3.99. Doctoral Dean's List Lori Huckaby – Hudsonville, Mich. – Sports Management Dr. Jason Williams – Foley, Ala. – Sports Management   Master’s President’s List Denise Romo – Turlock, Calif. – Sports Coaching Henry Wofford – Clover, S.C. – Sports Coaching   Master’s Dean’s List Ashley Froelich – Seattle, Wash. – Sports Studies David Hubbart – Pensacola, Fla. – Sports Studies Jason James – Columbia, S.C. – Sports Management Tyler Naunton – [...]

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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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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 [...]