Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
C. Skip Trudeau
As colleges and universities continue to enroll student-athletes, higher education professionals should emphasize their efforts to see students succeed in their athletics, as well as their academic work. The current study sought to unearth the student-athlete experience related to advisement using phenomenological design. Advisement is defined more holistically and includes institutional constituents offering support to student-athletes. The results suggest that student-athletes encounter significant challenges or difficulties as they attempt to balance their academic and athletic priorities. Student-athletes indicated several groups of individuals who were key supporters during their time spent in a collegiate sport. Implications from the study indicate a strong desire to see improvement within the athletic department, including the addition of an athletic advisor, as well as a sense of connectivity between sport teams.
Judd, Bailey, "Student-Athlete Perceptions of Institutional Advisement" (2016). Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses. 18.