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Academy Board Members Lee McElroy and Gary Cunningham Honored

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Two current United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees members earned prestigious national awards. Dr. Lee McElroy Jr., who has served on the Academy’s Board of Trustees since 2011, and Dr. Gary Cunningham, a Trustee since 2007, are being honored for their many contributions to the world of sports. McElroy will be inducted into the 2012 John McClendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony for the University of Albany vice president and…

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Academy Sports Coaching Program Being Taught at Outram Secondary School in Singapore

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  The International Sports Academy (ISA) in Singapore and Outram Secondary School signed a three-year agreement allowing selected students to enroll in a year-long sports coaching methodology certificate program awarded by the United States Sports Academy. Under the agreement, 28 Outram students will initially be registered by the ISA to receive sports education in subjects such as sports psychology, sports medicine and athlete management. Those who complete the program can then enroll in one of…

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Tuition Freeze Approved by Academy’s Board

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The United States Sports Academy’s tuition has been frozen by the sports university’s Board of Trustees Executive Committee. Because of the depressed economy and national issues negatively impacting financial aid, the Academy decided against hiking its tuition in an effort to aid its students. Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich says the decision is the right thing to do in the current economy. “Our students are very important to us and we felt…

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Past President of the Black Coaches Association Visits the Academy

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Ron Dickerson, the first president of the Black Coaches Association who has 40 years of NCAA Division I football coaching experience, visited the United States Sports Academy on Wednesday, April 25. Dickerson, who now is on the coaching staff of his son, Ron Dickerson Jr., who heads the Gardner-Webb’s football program in Boiling Springs, N.C., was in Alabama on a recruiting trip. Dickerson, who was the first black head coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision…

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Academy Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning

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The United States Sports Academy is now offering the only online bachelor’s degree in Strength and Conditioning that prepares students in all aspects of the field, as well as sports management. Strength and conditioning job opportunities are expanding and the knowledge required for sports professionals in the field is also increasing. That’s why as part of its 40th anniversary, the Academy’s Board of Trustees Executive Committee approved the launch of the new program. It is…

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Former Trustees Chairman Dr. LeRoy Walker Dies

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Dr. LeRoy Walker, a former United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees chairman and legendary track coach at North Carolina Central University, died recently in Durham, N.C. He was 93. During his coaching career that spanned four decades, Walker became the first black person in 1993 to be elected president of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). In 1976, he was named head coach of the men’s U.S. Olympic track and field team for the Montreal…

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Academy's 40th Anniversary Celebration

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The Academy celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday with a Distinguished Service Award to Dr. George Uhlig, who was one of six founders of the university, and with the unveiling of “Mr. Baseball” by sculptor Bruce Larsen, the 2009 Sport Artist of the Year. Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Uhlig, Dr. Robert Campbell III, the Academy Board of Trustees chairman, Larsen and Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich.

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‘Mr. Baseball’ Sculpture Unveiling to Mark Academy’s 40th Anniversary

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The United States Sports Academy is adding a sixth sculpture by Bruce Larsen, the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 Sport Artist of the Year, to its Sports Sculpture Park on its Daphne, Ala., campus. The sculpture, “Mr. Baseball,” is being unveiled at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19 to mark the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Academy, which is the largest graduate school of sport education in the world. The event will also include the awarding…

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Why Choose the Academy?

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The United States Sports Academy began its mission to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports 40 years ago. Its first two graduates in 1979, were Carmen Charnook-Cellon (left center), whose first job was as an athletic trainer for the U.S. Secret Service, and Viki Ray (right center), who became the head athletic trainer for women’s sports teams at Louisiana State University. Both women graduated with master’s degrees in Sports Medicine….

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Academy Stops Charging Fees to Join the Alumni Association

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In honor of its 40th Anniversary, the United States Sports Academy has eliminated all fees to become a member of its Alumni Association. The Academy, also known as “America’s Sports University,” has one of the largest network of sports professionals in the world. Because the Academy’s alumni are very important to the university, please take a minute and update your latest contact information. You can do this online by going to our main alumni page…

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Academy Offers Free Sport Art Appreciation Course for the First Time

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For the first time in its 40-year history, the United States Sports Academy is offering the public a free course. The first online course being provided free of charge is the university’s Sport Art Appreciation class. It is the first of three free classes that people can now enjoy. A course on coaching basics and Olympism will also be available soon. The Sport Art Appreciation course explores the works of the Sport Artists of the…

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Congratulations to Our Newest Graduates!

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With rolling enrollment, the Academy’s students start their courses as soon as they are accepted without having to wait for the next semester to begin. The Academy is proud to announce its latest monthly graduates. Master’s Students Erica A. Beuhning (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Bruce W. Haney (Southington, Conn.) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Sports Psychology Emphasis Craig Alan Harbin (Spring, Texas) – M.S.S. Sports Coaching Demarcus Haskins (Lewisville, Texas) – M.S.S. Sports…

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