Life Skills Program for Student Athletes
What is the Life Skills Program?
The program was developed by the NCAA to better prepare student-athletes to meet the challenges of life beyond the playing field. It is committed to providing support for the Student -Athlete's development in five areas. Each area has a commitment statement which outlines the support provided.
"The mission of the Life Skills Program is to provide a systematic personal development program designed to reach each student-athlete based on his or her individual needs. The focus of the program is on the individual as a whole person, academically, athletically and emotionally and on the changing needs of that individual during college and in the years after graduation"
Commitment to Academic Excellence
To support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.
Commitment to Athletic Excellence
To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletics programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete.
Commitment to Personal Development
To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, leadership, personal growth and decision-making skills.
Commitment to Career Development
To encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.
Commitment to Service
To engage the student-athlete in service to his/her campus and surrounding communities.
At NEVADA, the program will provide programs and guidance to address the five commitments.
Laura Scott, Coordinator of Student-Athlete Affairs is responsible for the Life Skills Program.