M.A. in Higher Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
College athletes--New Jersey; College sports--New Jersey
Higher Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to identify the attitudes of student-athletes toward their involvement in intercollegiate athletics. Student-athletes were surveyed from all sports sponsored by Rowan University. The survey included several measures to determine hours spent on academic and athletic pursuits, academic support and success, missed opportunities, and factors relating to personal development. Data analysis suggests that student-athletes spend equal amounts of time on academic and athletic pursuits. The study showed that female student-athletes reported missing out on opportunities because of their participation in athletics more than male student-athletes. The data also indicate that coaches, athletic administrators, and other members of the athletic department are largely responsible for the development of student-athletes. Overall, student-athletes were satisfied with their academic and athletic experience at Rowan University.
Fusiak, Mark, "Student-athletes at Rowan University: assessing involvement factors and opportunities provided through athletic participation" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 616.