|In 1991, the NCAA Foundation initiated efforts to create a total development program for student-athletes. Through the collaborative efforts of the NCAA Foundation and the Division 1-A Athletics Directors’ Association, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program was created. It has since evolved into the Student Athlete Affairs program.
The mission of the Student Athlete Affairs program is to support student-athlete growth and foster success within the five components of the program: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development, and community service. Every semester programs relating to these five topics are offered to the student-athletes in varying formats (national speakers, expos, team meetings, panel discussions, etc.).
In conjunction with the programs being offered, all freshmen student-athletes are required to enroll in PHED 202 (Introduction to Health Behaviors). This course is designed to help prepare students for the academic and athletic rigors for life as a Division I Athlete.
The resources and programming provided will enhance the student-athlete’s collegiate experience and enable them to excel both on and off the playing field.
For additional information please visit the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Webpage: