Sports Academy faculty return from teaching assignment in Thailand

Wise and McClungOver the last few weeks, the United States Sports Academy had four faculty members in Bangkok, Thailand teaching courses in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).

Charlie Temple and Dr. Scot Long taught courses last month, while Dr. Jeffrey McClung and Dr. Barbara Wise taught courses last week in the international program.

Temple, a Wilmore, Ky., led a Sports Facilities and Event Management course, while Dr. Long, from Clinton, Miss., led a class in Sports Biomechanics. Both courses were the third in a six-part series to be hosted by the SAT for the Sports Academy’s International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program.

Temple, from Wilmore, Ky., was director of athletics at Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, Ky., and district athletic director/fitness and wellness teacher at Jessamine County Schools in Nicholasville, Ky.

Dr. Long, who received his m master’s degree in Fitness Management from the United States Sports Academy, is the Director of Corporate Wellness for the Greater Jackson, Mississippi YMCA. He is also the author of a weekly fitness and health newspaper column, a weekly radio lecture, and films a weekly television spot on WLBT’s Mid-Day Mississippi.

Last week, Dr. McClung, from Berea, Ky., taught a class in Sports Strength & Conditioning, while Wise, from Tucson, Az., taught a course in Sports Security Management.

Dr. McClung is a Berea College associate professor of physical education. During his over 35-year career, he has developed expertise in the areas of physiology, biomechanics, wellness, and sport pedagogy. He has taught and coached sports from the elementary to college level.

Dr. Wise, who received a master’s in sports medicine from the United States Sports Academy and her doctorate in sports management at the Academy, currently serves as an instructor in the pre-hospital programs for Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz. She has taught and worked in both the emergency medical and security management fields for nearly 25 years, including working 14 years as a paramedic.

The course, in conjunction with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), will be from June 2-6 and is the fourth in a six-part series to be hosted by the SAT for the Academy’s International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) program.

For over four decades, the Academy has provided programs in sport education to students throughout the nation and to 60 countries across the globe. It has a long-standing relationship with the SAT, which plays a vital role in the development of sports in Thailand.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu