Spirit of Indiana

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    Indiana University recruits and develops student-athletes who are: able people of integrity who play by the rules; reach their highest academic potential and earn Indiana University degrees; reach their highest athletic potential and win championships; are unselfish leaders and teammates; represent IU with passion, appreciate, respect and distinction; are positive, responsible, inclusive and integrated with the University; and want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. We call it The Spirit of Indiana: 24 Sports, One Team. To help ensure that we meet the promise of The Spirit of Indiana, we have established The Indiana University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Excellence Academy.

    The Excellence Academy is the nation's most innovative and comprehensive student-athlete development program. It is unique in its integration of athletic department and University resources to assess, measure and ensure progress toward achieving academic, athletic performance and personal development goals.

    The Excellence Academy fully integrates athletic department services including: assessment, academic, strength and conditioning, leadership and life skills, health and wellness, sports nutrition, sport psychology and technology. These athletic department services are combined with cutting-edge resources from other parts of the University including the School of Public Health, the Office of the Provost (Chief Academic Officer), the School of Education, among others.

    These services are integrated through the Excellence Academy/Connect24 portal, where student-athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff are able to access information pertinent to ensuring individual student-athletes progress toward academic, athletic performance and personal development goals. This website is housed through OnCourse, the University's online collaboration and learning environment. Placed within OnCourse is Connect24, technology developed by the athletic department to further facilitate the services provided to each individual student-athlete. Through the technology utilized and developed by the Excellence Academy/Connect24 portal, student-athletes are able to have 24/7, worldwide access to individual profiles and resources available to them.

    Myers-Briggs Assessment Profile and Analysis

    State-of-the-Art Academic Center
    7 Full-Time Academic Advisors
    3 Learning Specialists
    Individualized and Group Tutor Sessions

    Mentor Assistance
    Individualized Academic Tracking
    NCAA Eligibility Monitoring

    Individualized Medical Care to all 24 Sports
    Multiple Allied Health Care Professionals
    In-House Board Certified Sports Medicine Physicians
    In-House Family Practice Physicians
    In-House Access to Orthopedic Physicians
    13 In-House Athletic Trainers
    7 In-House Graduate Assistants
    Prevention Services
    Treatment and Rehabilitation Services
    Education on Injuries and Illnesses

    Expert in-house Sport Psychology Services
    Team Building Activities
    Visualization and Performance Enhancement Strategies
    Clinical Psychology Counseling

    2 Full-Time Registered Dietitians with Sport Specific Training
    Comprehensive Nutrition Services 
    Meal Planning
    Body Composition Analysis
    Team Education Services
    Fueling Stations
    Training Tables

    11 Full-Time Strength and Conditioning Coaches
    State-of-the-Art Strength and Conditioning Center
    Cutting Edge Sports Specific Training Routines
    Exercise Manuals
    Rapid Testing Data
    Up-to-Date Progress Reports
    Exercise Technique Videos and Analysis

    Leadership Programing guided by Spirit of Indiana University
    Emerging Leaders Program
    Elite Leaders Program
    Executive Leaders Program
    Career Development Programming
    Resume, Interview and Etiquette Sessions
    Networking Events and Speakers
    Service Learning Opportunities
    Spirit of Indiana Showcase
    Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 


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