ERIC Number: EJ1029626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 153
Integrating Collegiate Sports into Social Work Education
Gill, Emmett L., Jr.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n2 p305-321 2014
Every week there is a national news story involving a collegiate student-athlete, and oftentimes the tale relates to a social work education issue. There are 731 social work programs, yet none offers coursework in student-athlete behavior and their environment. Student-athletes experience the same developmental challenges as nonathletes, and mental health disorders, substance abuse challenges, and criminal justice involvement can be exacerbated by their dual roles. This article describes the structure of collegiate sports and athletic department counseling and case management strategies; explores social work education content areas, educational policy and accreditation standards, and related student-athlete vulnerabilities; and it presents avenues to explore student-athlete developmental issues within social work curricula. The article concludes with the benefits of integrating collegiate athletics into social work education.
Descriptors: Social Work, College Athletics, College Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Caseworker Approach, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Sport Psychology, Course Content, Best Practices, Social Justice, Field Instruction, Physical Education, Student Behavior, Instructional Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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