Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-Higher Education (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Elizabeth Stolle

Academic Year



Previous studies have indicated a lack of career maturity within the intercollegiate student athlete population. This can apply to institutions of all divisions across the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Various institutions are not implementing proper intervention strategies to guide their student athletes to thrive in their life after sports. This project explains this problem in robust detail and establishes different themes of improvement through literature that can be utilized by university career services and athletic development programs. To guide this student population to a greater sense of career maturity, there needs to be more on students athletes regarding their academic planning and decisions, greater opportunities for experiential learning, a stronger emphasis on identity development outside of athletics, and an increased amount of campus integration.

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