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Thursday, October 24 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tony Franklin's "Vital Considerations of Intercollegiate Student-Athlete Wellbeing: Implementing an Innovative Program Action Plan" and Duane Aagaard and Sal Musameci's "Appalachian Trail as Text: Sport Management and the Liberal Arts as Compliments" in C

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Vital Considerations of Intercollegiate Student-Athlete Wellbeing: Implementing an Innovative Program Action Plan. 
Tony Franklin, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Mount Olive
AFranklin@umo.edu
The perception of how intercollegiate student-athletes are treated has been at the forefront of intercollegiate athletic staff and university administrators. High school administrators also have a vested interest in this dynamic conversation. This presentation is designed to inform stakeholders by creating and enhancing a student-athlete learner centered culture in an intercollegiate athletic program. Furthermore, multidimensional problems exist which surround the holistic process of providing student-athletes with worthwhile wellness programs outside of athletic competition.

Appalachian Trail as Text: Sport Management and the Liberal Arts as Compliments
Duane Aagaard                  Sal Musameci
Associate Professor of Sport Management          Associate Professor of History and Classics
Catawba College               Catawba College
863-712-1999   704-637-4344
daagaard@catawba.edu              smusumeci@catawba.edu

This presentation will introduce the Appalachian Trail, the world’s most popular long distance hiking trail, as a medium for teaching liberal arts principles in the sports management and honors classrooms. In the spring of 2019 the Catawba College Honors Program introduced a new honors seminar course entitled, “Finding Yourself on the Appalachian Trail,” the course adopted historical, sociological, environmental, spiritual, economic, and political perspectives in investigating the iconic trail that ventures over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. During the course of the semester, students and faculty encountered the trail via readings, discussions, and venturing out on a number of multi-day hikes over weekends and breaks. In doing so, conversations took the course’s content outside the classroom as students were able to apply a number of lenses to the larger implications of the liberal arts to the opportunities that sport management and honors provides, but also to think and interact responsibly with the world outside their front door. This presentation will provide an outline of the course layout, designed assignments, and hiking trips which were planned that invited students the opportunity to experience their education both inside, and outside, the four walls of the classroom. The hope of this presentation is to provide faculty members with transferrable approaches in developing seminar style courses that incorporate the aims of the liberal arts with the learning outcomes of sport management

Thursday October 24, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
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