In support of its mission, YSU Athletics is committed to maximizing the potential of each student-athlete both on and off the field of competition. Student-athletes face unique demands and challenges. Programs are designed to support the holistic wellness of the student-athlete.
Educational programming focuses on issues including: relationship/dating violence, financial literacy, nutrition and recognition of disordered eating patterns, career development, drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, mental health issues, and any topic deemed necessary by our coaches and student-athletes.
Nicole Kent-Strollo, the Director of Student Outreach and Support for the University, is responsible for the development and implementation of protocols as well as Individualized Wellness Plans (IWPs) for our at-risk student-athletes. The Distress Referral Form can be used to initiate an IWP for student-athletes with mental health, academic or any other difficulties they may be facing.