Successfully Educating The World In Sport
Beginning with an international education and training program in Bahrain in 1976, the Academy’s global reach has spread to nearly every corner of the globe with programs in some 67 countries.
These have included special seminars and symposia, post-secondary non-degree education programs such as the International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) and Sports Coaching (ICSC), International Diploma in Sports Management (IDSM) and Sports Coaching (IDSC) and Physical Education (IDPESC) as well as the institution’s degree programs.
Over the decades, the Academy has helped sports organizations of all types to develop effective and comprehensive sport programs. These have varied in size from those requiring hundreds of personnel to a few, specially targeted disciplines.
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The Academy worked with Minister of Sport John Brown (a recipient of the Academy’s Distinguished Service Award) to develop a protocol for the Australian Sport Institute in Canberra, and a second protocol in Melbourne, with The Cassel Research Institute.
1979: The Academy was involved in a facilities and program study of all of Mexico as a part of the preparations for their hosting the World University Games. Concurrently, a protocol was established between Chihuahua University and the Academy for the delivery of programs in sport management.
In 1981, Academy worked with the Royal Saudi Air Force to perform fitness testing on thousands of military personnel annually, utilizing the test developed by the Academy in 1977 in Bahrain. The Academy also worked with the General Presidency of Youth Welfare to recruit and provide national team coaches for various sports and trained Saudi athletes for the 1984 Olympic Games. The Academy later worked with the Royal Saudi Defense Force. At its peak, the Academy had 120 coaches working in seven cities in Saudi Arabia.
In 2000 the Academy delivered a seminar on sports management issues to the Department of Sport and Recreation of South Africa. In 2008, President Dr. T.J. Rosandich presented to the Western Cape Sport Institute.
Between 1993 and 2000, the Academy organized the Korean Special Project that ultimately awarded over 50 doctoral degrees to Korean students who represented virtually every Dean of Physical Education in the university system of that nation.
Trinidad and Tobago
In Trinidad and Tobago, the institution is working on a pair of agreements that will allow it to teach its sport education programs to students in Trinidad’s College Prep (CP) institution that offers online services to college students, athletes, high school coaches, college coaches, and sports enthusiasts. In addition, the Academy is working to develop a facilities and events management program for the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago.
United Arab Emirates
The Academy has delivered its ICSM and 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.
The Academy had a working relationship with the West London Institute of Higher Education (renamed Brunel University College) for a number of years. This relationship culminated in a considerable number of British students receiving their graduate education here in the United States and mentorship opportunities in the United Kingdom.