"To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decision-making skills"
The UNCW athletic department provides educational programming designed to explore and promote life skills such as:
*Topics of diversity
*Alcohol and drug education
The programs help support the development of a well balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encourage emotional well-being, personal growth and decision-making skills. Programs offered within this area for student-athletes encompass a variety of topics. The Life Skills Coordinator, schedules seminars and presentations on these topics throughout the year.
In a addition to educational programming by the athletic department, first year student-athletes take UNI 101Freshman Seminar. This 2 credit hour elective freshman seminar course is designed to integrate first year student-athletes into the university community and to expectations of university life. This course explores faculty and student roles, goals of liberal arts learning, academic ethics, and application of effective strategies for time management, study skills, critical thinking, public speaking, electronic communication, and career selection. Emphasis is placed on the development of a mentor relationship between instructor and students. The atmosphere within this small class setting is one of open communication, mutual respect, and celebration of the diversity of the university community.
Campus Wide Student Support Services
The UNCW athletic department works with campus wide offices and services to provide programming and seminars for student-athletes.