Career Plan For An Athletic Career Planning Program Essay

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Each of the previous sections highlighted the need for an athletic career planning program or discussed components that would comprise such a program. However, preexisting career-planning for athletes has not been formally addressed (Beauchemin, 2014; Lavallee, 2005; Morris & Cherry, 2007; Stambulova, 2010). An evaluation of methods, outcomes, and limitations of preexisting models will ideally benefit the overall strength and clinical utility of the current program. In addition to career-planning models, an athlete transitioning out of sport would also likely benefit from incorporating wellness models, as wellness models have improved individuals’ exercise activity, self-efficacy, and job satisfaction (Connolly & Myers, 2003; Gieck, & Olsen, 2007). Several wellness models currently in existence (i.e., Ford & Gordon, 1999; Hattie, Myers & Sweeney, 2004; Myers, Sweeney & Witmer, 2000; Myers & Sweeney, 2004) have been applied to multiple populations (e.g., counselors, professionals, students, and in therapy) but have not been formally applied to a sport population. However, Beauchemin (2014) developed a wellness model that was formally implemented with student-athletes. To examine the effects of an integrative outreach model on college student-athletes, Beauchemin (2014) administered self-report measures and qualitative interviews to the athletes. The purpose of this model was to increase awareness and improve attitudes about the importance of mental health

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