President in UAE

HE Eisa Hilal Al-Hazami, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, discussed sport education programs with Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich.

During a recent trip to the Middle East, Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich visited with sport and education leaders in the United Arab Emirates to discuss sport development efforts in that nation.

The President met with HE Eisa Hilal Al-Hazami, Chairman of the Sharjah Sports Council, to discuss how sports organizations can stay current with in-service training programs.

Over the years, the Academy has played a role in the development of sport efforts in the UAE. The Academy has delivered its International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) and International Certification in Sports Coaching (ICSC) programs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to various groups and has also worked with the United Arab Emirates Football Association to open the UAE Football Association for Sports Management there.

Since its founding a half-century ago, the Academy has leveraged its role and resources as a special mission sports university to make a global impact through quality sport instruction, research and service programs in 67 countries around the world. These contributions have varied in scope from the full-charge conduct of a nation’s entire national sport effort to individual coaching clinics, seminars, and symposia.  For more about the Academy’s international programs, go to