Victoria Miliucci’s MKin Presentation

Abstract: Student-athletes represent a unique portion of the university population. These individuals often struggle to balance the competing roles of student and athlete, which can cause difficulties as their sport careers come to an end. This exit from the world of competitive sport is known as a transition, which is viewed as an ongoing process as opposed to a sudden event. Research has shown that athletes in general face difficulties when transitioning out of competitive sport. This may be due to several reasons, most notably a strong athletic identity, a loss of control, the removal of a social support system, disruption of body image and physical capabilities, and a lack of planning for post-sport life.

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