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ERIC Number: ED449460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling and Support Services for College Student Athletes.
Broughton, Elizabeth
A comprehensive counseling program with support services is an essential factor for meeting academic and personal needs of college student athletes. Due to the demands and challenges placed on college athletes, 10% require serious counseling. There are six identified demands or challenges confronting student athletes: (1) balancing academic and athletic endeavors; (2) socialization actions; (3) athletic success; (4) physical health; (5) multiple relationships; and (6) dealing with termination of an athletic career. A program was established at the University of Florida with psychoeducational, life-skills, and emotional well being components. It is based on a developmental model and holistic approach. To support student athletes in their success in academics, personal development, and athletic endeavors the following components need to be considered: academic advising; life-skills development; clinical counseling; and contributions of performance enhancement efforts. This comprehensive approach can benefit both the student athletes and institutions of higher learning. (Contains 17 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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