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NASC to Partner With Ohio University on New Professional Development Program

Wednesday, September 16 2015 06:00pm

NASC/OHIO jointly branded program will offer professional development opportunities to NASC members.

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2015) - The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) and the Ohio University College of Business have agreed to a partnership to develop a new certified professional development program exclusively for members of NASC.

Under the agreement, the NASC and Ohio University will build a jointly branded, professional development program for NASC members. Ohio University will develop online modules for professional development and provide faculty support and course software. NASC will provide content for course development, help recruit NASC members for the program and keep members updated on the programs offered.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a co-branded certificate certifying their participation in the NASC/OHIO program. In addition, Don Schumacher, executive director of NASC, will serve as adjunct professor of OHIO's sports administration program and will be the primary instructor for the online modules.

"I look forward to this new partnership with the Ohio University College of Business," said Schumacher. "Our members are primarily interested in our educational and development offerings and we feel this online program will keep our members abreast of the latest information and trends in the sports events and business industry."

"For the last 50 years, Ohio University has been recognized as the birthplace of sports business education," said Norm O'Reilly, chair of the Department of Sports Administration at Ohio University. "We are excited to continue that tradition in partnership with the NASC and offer professional development opportunities that are grounded in our legacy of academic excellence."

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About the National Association of Sports Commissions

As the non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sports tourism industry, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), and sports event owners. The NASC is committed to the success of more than 700 member organizations and 2,000 sports event professionals. Our promise is to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to our members -- sports destinations, sports event owners, and suppliers to the industry -- and to protect the integrity of the sports tourism industry.

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Jackie Reau

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