Thai students, along with leaders from the Sports Authority of Thailand, are pictured with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich during a visit to the institution’s campus in Daphne, Ala.

The United States Sports Academy’s longstanding certification program to provide advanced sport education to students in Thailand continued recently as three groups of Thai students visited the institution’s campus in Daphne, Ala.

The post-secondary, non-degree programs in Bangkok are designed to prepare people in Thailand for careers in coaching and related athletic professions. The International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) program includes a wide range of coaching and related administrative skills, while the International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) program includes management topics such as sports event planning, marketing and public relations, and facilities. In addition, students from the National Sports Coaching Program (NSCP) also participated in the Academy’s educational programs.

The top students from each program were selected to take part in an educational tour of various sports organizations and venues for two weeks in the United States. This year, the ICSM and ICSC students visited athletic venues in Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, and Orlando, Fla. The NCSP group visited sites in Atlanta, Ga., and in the state of Alabama.

In addition, for the first time the Academy kicked off a Sports Strength and Conditioning Certification (SSCC) pilot program for strength and conditioning training with the SAT. Students from that program are currently visiting the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) headquarters in Colorado Springs for the mentorship portion of that program.

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.

The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala.  For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.