Research

Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training

Physically and mentally healthy student-athletes are in a good position to thrive academically, socially, and athletically. Unfortunately, many student-athletes fail to get the mental health help they need due to lack of knowledge and/or...

Injured athlete support group: Evaluation of a pilot program

Injured collegiate athletes are in need of additional resources to improve their psychosocial functioning and effective coping, and to facilitate their recovery. However, access to these services is limited and there are little data...

A career readiness program for student-athletes

Student-athletes may be at a disadvantage in developing experiential learning opportunities that assist all students during the transition from college student to career employee due to time demands on their schedule during the school year...

The Whole Image for Athletes

Eating Disorders (ED) and body image (BI) concerns, prevalent among college athletes (CA), significantly and negatively impact physical and emotional well-being, academic and sports performance, peers, and the campus community. Online BI...

Parent involvement in young adults’ intercollegiate athletic careers: Developmental considerations and applied recommendations

During the college transition, student-athletes have to balance sport and academic pursuits. Parent involvement is an integral, but potentially problematic, aspect of this transition. The present research was designed to identify aspects...

Developing and evaluating a model program for supporting the mental health of student athletes

Many student athletes experience mental health problems such as depression, but they are often reluctant to seek help. This project developed and evaluated a multi-faceted program to increase awareness of mental health issues, reduce the...

Estimated probability of competing in professional athletics

More than 480,000 compete as NCAA athletes, and just a select few within each sport move on to compete at the professional or Olympic level. The table presents of how many NCAA athletes move on to professional careers in sports like...

Men's soccer

When we survey NCAA student-athletes about their expectations of moving on to professional athletics careers, the results indicate surprising confidence in that possibility. The reality is that very few go pro. Estimated probability of...

Men's ice hockey

When we survey NCAA student-athletes about their expectations of moving on to professional athletics careers, the results indicate surprising confidence in that possibility. The reality is that very few go pro. Estimated probability of...

Baseball

When we survey NCAA student-athletes about their expectations of moving on to professional athletics careers, the results indicate surprising confidence in that possibility. The reality is that very few go pro. Estimated probability of...

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