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Student-Athlete Career Development

“NCAA student-athlete” is a foundational career that provides opportunities to develop leadership, communication, teamwork, motivation, and organizational skills. Unfortunately, many student-athletes lag behind their non-athlete peers with regard to career readiness, failing to recognize how sport-related skills are related to the world of work. This innovation-in-practice program was designed to enhance NCAA student-athlete career readiness by: (a) the refinement of an evidence-based pilot program designed for college student-athletes; and (b) a controlled field trial to test the effectiveness of the career program, which has been made available to reach student-athletes across NCAA divisions, geographic regions, and resource availability levels.