The United States Sports Academy continues to expand its international reach after it received notification from the Sport Authority of India (SAI) that it was among several institutions empaneled as education partners with that nation’s National Institute of Sport.
The announcement means that the Academy was selected by the SAI to design, develop, and deliver sports coaching and exercise science courses for India’s National Centre for Sports Coaching (NCSC), which was set up by the government of India and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports at Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports at Patalia, the premier sport educator in that nation.
“The Academy has been engaged with a variety of Indian educational institutions in the development of sports education programs in that nation since 2008”, said Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich. “The Academy is currently working with our colleagues at the Indian-based Sports Asia Foundation in Hyderabad on plans for continuing this work in cooperation with the NCSC once the country emerges from the COVID pandemic.”
The latest news comes soon after the Academy was also recognized by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) as an approved provider for sport education programs in the State of Telangana in India. In addition to the TSCHE recognition, Dr. Rosandich has also been invited to join the organization’s Advisory Board, whose offices are located in Telangana’s capital city of Hyderabad. In that role, Rosandich will assist in the review of foreign tertiary institutions seeking to establish relationships with Telangana-based schools for the recruitment of students.
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education is primarily a coordinating body between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the State Government and the Universities in Telangana. It is the general duty of the Council to coordinate and determine standards in institutions of Higher Education, Research, Scientific and Technical Institutions in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission from time to time.