A Model to Enhance Overall Well-being, Mental Health Practice and Professional Development among Division III Student-Athletes as They Transition from Athlete to Professional

Authors

  • JoAnne Bullard Rowan University
  • Robert Bullard Rowan University
  • Dave Naphy Rowan University
  • Sean Hendricks Rowan University

Keywords:

student-athlete well-being, student-athlete professional development, student-athlete mental health, student-athlete transition

Abstract

The goal of this project was to create an impactful program, entitled “PROF Academy”, to assist Division III college student-athletes as they transition into the professional environment by providing education on mental health and overall well-being concepts, such as mindfulness, stress management, anxiety reduction techniques and understanding depression. PROF Academy consisted of workshops and online modules addressing the above topics, as well as career development skills, focused on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills and networking. This innovative program was designed to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration among a Division III campus to holistically bolster the psychosocial well-being and mental health of student-athletes.

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2021-05-04

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