clock 10 Jan 2023

NAPS Concludes Path-breaking Agreement

On the 10 January, 2023, NAPS concluded a path-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States Sport Academy (USSA). The USSA is regionally accredited in the United States by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) as an independent, not-for-profit, special-mission educational institution offering post-secondary educational program in various disciplines of sports science.
The USSA, sometimes labelled as ‘America’s Sports University’, offers programs in Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Management, and Sports Studies at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels as well as offering a wide array of post-secondary, non-degree programs in the same sport disciplines at the certificate, certification and diploma levels that have been delivered in more than 65 countries worldwide over the last four decades.
The MoU is the first of its kind to be concluded between the USSA and any Australian institution. The sporting industry encompasses and involves participation of almost all professions operating at local, national and international levels. The USSA’s mission of training professionals in Sports Studies and Sports Management aligns well with NAPS’ commitment to professional education and general strategic direction and offers unique opportunities for NAPS’s prospective students.

Under the MoU, NAPS and the USSA will work together to develop cooperative agreements to promote and deliver sport education programs available from the USSA to prospective students in Australia subject to the regulatory and accrediting requirements in both countries. The two academies shall also cooperate on the development of means by which student and staff exchanges may be effectuated in each other’s educational programs. The academies will further work to develop joint programs of sports related cultural exchanges including, but not limited to, publishing research in each other’s journals and blogs, as well as activities in Olympism, sports art, youth events and history.

The United States Sports Academy (Academy) was founded in 1972 as America’s first, and only, accredited sports university created to address the educational needs of those individuals seeking to work within the sport profession. While the primary focus of the Academy has been that of a degree granting educational institution offering sport-specific degrees from the bachelor’s through to doctoral levels, the USSA also offers an extensive range of post-secondary, non-degree (PSND) programs to meet the educational and training needs of sport organizations and educational institutions around the world. The USSA also offers more vocationally structured professional education other than a traditional academic degree through the Center for Professional Studies and Continuing Education (CPSCE).

The MoU with the USSA offers exciting opportunities for NAPS. The Academy is looking to initially promote enrolments in non-award and continuing education programs for both domestic and international students onshore and offshore.

NAPS is proud to be associated with the USSA as we begin 2023.
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clock 07 Oct 2020

New laws to combat academic cheating services

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019 passed Parliament on 26 August and came into effect from 4 September 2020.

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clock 22 Sep 2020

Welcome New Librarian

An experienced librarian has joined the team on Level 4. He brings a wealth of experience and dedication to our information system management and Library.

A keen desire to help both international and domestic students to maximise their learning through efficient research and database skills made Sujit Sigdel the perfect choice to be NAPS’ inaugural Library and Information Resources Manager.

Mr. Sigdel is responsible for the development and on-going management of NAPS library and information resources including providing high quality information and advisory services to students and staff.

His experience with local and international private higher education providers has given him the skills required to work strategically with the NAPS’ Leadership team to ensure that all the users have timely access to appropriate learning resources in a range of formats. His practical information technology skills enable him to support students and staff to ensure they have the skills and confidence to access the best resources quickly so they can improve their learning and achieve their goals.

Mr Sigdel has extensive communication skills, including speaking Hindi and Nepali as well as English, and is the Chief Editor at The Nepali Times Australia (part-time). He also has experience in London and Nepal working in adult education and for charity.

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clock 09 Sep 2020


TEQSA recently established a Student Expert Advisory Group to provide the agency with advice on approaches and strategies relating to regulation and quality assurance of higher education providers, with particular reference to the engagement of students. The group, which is chaired by TEQSA's CEO, is made up of members from a selection of Australia’s major student representative bodies.

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