1st Edition

Implementing Student-Athlete Programming A Guide for Supporting College Athletes

    190 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    190 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In Implementing Student-Athlete Programming, scholar-practitioners provide an approachable and comprehensive overview of how to design, implement, and sustain best practices in the growing area of student-athlete development. Exploring research approaches and critical frames for thinking about student-athlete programming while covering topics such as the current context, challenges, programmatic approaches to support, and trends for the future, this resource also highlights programs that are effective in supporting students to success. This book provides higher education practitioners with the tools they need to effectively work with student-athletes to not only transition to college, but to develop meaningful personal, social, career, and leadership development experiences as they prepare for the transition to life after sport.


    Chapter 1: Introduction, Context, and Chapter Overviews

    Chapter 2: Contemporary Context of Athletics in Higher Education

    Chapter 3: The Student-Athlete Experience: Opportunities and Challenges

    Chapter 4: Programs That Support Student-Athletes

    Chapter 5: Program Models across Divisions: Cases at Divisions I, II, and III

    Chapter 6: Assessment and Data-Driven Practices in Intercollegiate Athletics

    Chapter 7: Cross-Program Collaboration and Strategic Partnerships: Evolving Models of Strategic Partnership and Inter-Program Collaboration in Athletics

    Chapter 8: The Future of Student-Athlete Development


    Kristina M. Navarro (late) was Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Graduate School of Education and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Leadership Development and Strategic Partnerships at Rutgers University, USA.

    Lisa Melanie Rubin is Assistant Professor of Student Services in Intercollegiate Athletics at Kansas State University, USA.

    Geoff Mamerow (late) was Assistant Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment in the Office of Planning and Assessment at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.