Proactive Education
Student-athletes learn of the many ways to get involved with local organizations.
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Husker Life Seminar

All incoming Nebraska student-athletes (freshman and transfer) are required to enroll and complete a zero credit, pass/no pass seminar designed to facilitate the adjustment to college life and foster preparation for life after sports.  The course is offered in partnership with the College of Education and Human Sciences and meets on Sunday evenings during the fall term.  Course topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Involvement
  • Effective Communication
  • Major Exploration/Career Services
  • Relationships
  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness
  • Money Management
  • Leadership

For more information, please view our syllabus.


Team Workshops

Each Nebraska team can request a Life Skills team workshop on a variety of topics providing proactive education to each team member.  Workshops are arranged by the Life Skills staff with presenters typically coming from on campus or within the community of Lincoln. 

Some examples of team workshops include: Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Money Management, Study Habits, Social Networking, Leadership, and many more.


All Student-Athlete Assemblies

Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst hosts two mandatory All Student-Athlete Meetings during the academic year.  Held every September and January, the meetings feature opening remarks and announcements from Shawn Eichorst along with a featured presentation either from a national Life Skills keynote speaker or a member of the Nebraska Coaching staff. 


Senior Sendoff

Student-athletees who are slated to graduate within the current calendar year are invited to attend this annual event held in April. The senior sendoff is designed to prepare student-athletes for the reality of life after college athletics, including presenters from various parts of the UNL campus covering the topics of financial education, career placement, and staying connected to UNL. This event also serves as a time for the athletic department to celebtrate the student-athletes commitment to their sport and Nebraska Athletics.

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