A program that provides advice on academic planning
and career choices for student-athletes, as well as keeping them informed
of NCAA, Big Ten, and University policies affecting their academic eligibility.
Helps students make decisions regarding major,
resumé and cover letter writing, obtaining related
work experiences, and gaining professional employment.
Eligibility and Compliance
Monitor and track eligibility and certification of student-athletes regarding Penn State, Big Ten Conference and NCAA requirements.
The goal of this program is to help students make
the transition from high school to college a successful one.
The learning specialist can assist student-athletes in evaluating
how they learn and determine if learning different study strategies
would be beneficial.
to help student-athletes on their road to success by assisting in the
development of transferable study skills
A sports psychologist provides counseling and support to coaches and student-athletes in the area of mental skills training as it applies to performance excellence in sport and life, confidence and self-belief, concentration and mental toughness, leadership and team dynamics, stress and time management, balancing multiple demands, and in general, enhancing the personal growth and development of intercollegiate student-athletes.
Study enhancement sessions are mandatory for all
first-year student-athletes and are available to upperclassmen as well.
Math and writing tutors plus computer labs are available in each study
center to help students.
Designed to help students in various aspects of
their academic life, it is another great way for students to go the extra
mile to raise their course average.
Honors and awards are presented annually to
those student-athletes who excel in the classroom, utilize their leadership
skills and promote community service.