Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich will participate Nov. 25-27 in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 8th World Conference on Sport, Culture and Education in Amsterdam.

Academy Vice President Dr. T.J. Rosandich and Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi Yongxin, the spiritual leader of 400 million Chan Buddhists, sign a contract to deliver a course that introduces Shaolin philosophy and history to people online throughout the world. Learn more about “The Philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu” (CEB 205) course, at 251-626-3303 or email

Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is traveling to Malaysia for the Academy’s International Diploma in Physical Education and Scholastic Sports (IDPESS) program and to China to further partnerships with the Shaolin Temple.

Jack Scharr, an Academy Board of Trustees member and Art Committee chairman, donated several posters by Primo Angeli, who was the winner of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Sport and Art Contest earlier this year.

Dr. Pete Mathiesen, an Academy distance learning faculty member, is teaching CEB 568 Sports Psychology Aug 20-24 for the International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) in Thailand.

Dr. Simon Pack, an Academy distance learning faculty member, is teaching CEM 551 Sports Public Relations Sept. 3-7 for International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) in Thailand.


The 19th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students – Sept. 1-30 in Olympia, Greece

The 4th Board Member Meeting of the International Federation of Sport for All (FISpT) – Oct. 2 in Portugal

International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) Annual Conference – Oct. 24-26 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island

Peace and Sport International Forum – Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Sochi, Russia

Global Business Summit on Assisted Medical Technologies – Sept. 3 at the British Business Embassy at Lancaster House in London

The Eighth International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Sport, Culture, and Education – Nov. 25-27 in Amsterdam, Netherlands