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The Mission of the UAB Life Skills Program is to monitor, guide and encourage student-athletes to fulfill their long-term academic, athletic, personal and career goals. The Life Skills Program focuses on five primary program elements: academic support, personal growth and development, career enhancement, athletic achievement, and community service.

In the process of achieving this mission, the Life Skills Program will do the following:

  • Support efforts of every student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation
  • Use athletics as preparation for success in life
  • Meet the changing needs of student-athletes
  • Promote respect for diversity among student-athletes
  • Enhance interpersonal relationships in the lives of student-athletes
  • Assist student-athletes in building positive self-esteem
  • Enable student-athletes to make meaningful contributions to their communities
  • Promote ownership by the student-athletes of their academic, athletic, personal and social responsibilities
  • Enhance partnerships between the NCAA, member institutions and their communities for the purpose of education
  • Encourage the development of leadership skills



NCAA Life Skills Program


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