Academic Success and the Student-Athlete Online Course


Summer 2015 Course

Dates: June 1 - July 26, 2015

Price: $175 - Member/Non-Member (On/Before May 22)
           $200 - Member/Non-Member (On/After May 23)

Course Description

This course has been developed for use by academic advisors, athletic counselors and other campus staff (both inside and outside athletics) responsible for student-athlete academic support and for eligibility certification.

The goal of the course is to provide an avenue for staff members who work campus-wide to gain information on basic principles for advising students, with an emphasis on advising student-athletes, improving academic success, and NCAA rules and regulations.

Course Details

Course Format

Participants will not be required to be online at any particular time and can work at their own pace. The class content will move forward each week allowing the participant the entire week to work through the week's content. The participants can complete the content all in one day or do a little each day as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments and readings will be required each week.

The course is eight weeks with each individual module being 1 week in length.

This course is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop a national network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.

Course Facilitators
Facilitators will be assigned to assist those taking the course by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices and answering questions.

Course Weekly Modules:
Week 1: Principles of Advising and Student Success
Week 2: Athletic Culture and Higher Ed
Week 3: Student-Athlete Experience and Identity
Week 4: Subsets of the Student-Athlete Population
Week 5: NCAA History and Role, Academic Reform, Initial Eligibility
Week 6: NCAA Continue Eligibility, Transfer
Week 7: Academic Advising and Support Specific to Student-Athletes
Week 8: Transitioning Out of Sport

Course Assessment
Each Module will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
Completion of Course
Upon successful completion of all eight modules, the participant will receive a certificate suitable for framing.

Technology Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

Operating system
Windows XP, Service Pack 3, or newer; Vista, Service Pack 2, or newer; or Mac OS X 10.5 or newer

Processor (CPU)
1 GHz Pentium III or Athlon or newer; or 1 GHz Intel or newer for Macs

LCD 1024x768 resolution or higher

Video card
  • Windows XP: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or newer, or ATI Radeon 8500, 9250 or newer, or Intel 945 chipset
  • Windows Vista: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or newer, or ATI Radeon 9500 or newer, or Intel 945 chipset
  • Mac: ATI Radeon 9200 and above, or ATI Radeon X Series, or NVIDIA GeForce 2, GeForce 4
Memory (RAM)
1 gigabyte or more

System Readiness Test

To run a computer readiness test, vist:

Important Information


Registration is now closed.

We will be offering this course again next summer.

Refund Policy

On/Before May 22: A refund of course fees, less a $25 administrative fee, will be made with a written request.

After May 22: No refunds. At any time prior to the beginning of the course, a participant may transfer a registration to another individual from the same institution. The new individual must complete and submit a registration form indicating the substitution.