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Andrew C. Ostrow

Professor Emeritus

Biographical Sketch

Andrew Ostrow's accomplishments include developing and teaching undergrad and graduate level courses at CPASS during his 35 years' service with CPASS. He is the recipient of multiple regional and national awards, including the NASPE/AAHPERD Distinguished Achievement Award in Sport Management. Ostrow is a leader in scholarly research, author, editor, publisher and founding program coordinator, Sport and Exercise Psychology program. The SEP doctoral curriculum emerged as one of the leading programs in the nation. Along with colleague William Alsop, they launched Fitness Information Technology (now known as FiT Publishing). Over the next twenty years, FiT published more than 75 textbooks, scholarly reference and trade books, journals and online databases in the sport management, sport and exercise psychology, physical education, and athletic coaching fields, while establishing a world-wide book distribution network. In 2004, Ostrow and Alsop donated the assets of FiT to CPASS to establish the International Center for Performance Excellence, using sport to foster relationships among people of different cultures.