ERIC Number: ED282171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study Skills Program for Student-Athletes.
Sanz, Donald L; Whitner, Phillip A.
The University of Toledo's Athletes Educational Planning Program is a program designed to assist incoming freshmen male and female athletes in adjusting to the academic rigors of college. An initial assessment of 136 freshmen athletes was conducted in the 1983-84 school year and students were classified by risk level. High and moderate risk students met with Counseling Center personnel weekly to learn study skills and academic survival techniques. A preliminary assessment of the program suggests that: (1) risk level of student athletes can be accurately predicted; (2) moderate-risk students can be helped academically by such a program; and (3) high-risk students may need more specialized educational services than those provided by the program. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the study skills program be continued, that academic high-risk students be compared to other student populations, that the study skills program be developed and improved, that the Athletic Department provide staffing and an educational program for student athletes, and that needed services be identified and provided for all students. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (New Orleans, LA April, 21-25, 1987).