For the purpose of this , the term ‘student-athlete’ refers to those individuals who were undertaking (or had completed) high school and university-level education and who were also actively involved in (or recently retired from) elite-level sport. The term ‘elite’ is taken to refer to those athletes who have had experience in representing their country in major international competitions such as World Championships and the Olympic Games.
Our society has moved from an industry base economic to a knowledge base one. Students Athletes need to understand this.
Life extends beyond a sporting career students athletes and elite Athletes need to understand the value of education and by implementing a dual career strategy prepare themselves for the challenges of life when sport cannot be practised any more.
Online college programs offer the most flexibility for athletes. There are no age limit for returning to school to get a better education.