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The Total Person Program is dedicated to developing the total student-athlete. Through the program's comprehensive services, Mizzou student-athletes receive top quality assistance to ensure their success. The Total Person Program understands the pressures and special needs of our student-athletes and works closely with them to monitor their development and make certain their experience at Mizzou is a positive one.
The Total Person Program provides MU student-athletes with a team of trained professionals to assist with the rigors of collegiate academics and athletics. Each student-athlete is supported relative to his or her individual needs and goals. The TPP Staff provides many different services for its student-athletes.
The Total Person Program employs over 80 tutors in subjects from Anatomy to Zoology, enabling MU student-athletes to be successful in all their classes. At Mizzou, student-athletes only need to request a tutor and they will be provided access so they can arrange a time to meet at the Shelden Academic Center. The tutor program has helped our student-athletes to achieve success in the classroom, with 34% earning recognition on the Deans list and over 50% earning a 3.0 GPA or higher. Our tutors consist of professionals, teaching assistants and graduate students, andundergraduate students. Our study table program, offered throughout the day and evening offers a quiet, conducive study environment in which student-athletes may work with a tutor or individually to succeed in the classroom. Freshmen also attend study hall with Total Person Program staff serving as resources to advise them with questions on study skills issues.
If you are interested in Tutoring or Mentoring for the Total Person Program, please fill out a Tutor and Mentor Application.
In addition to tutorial assistance, the Total Person Program has implemented a mentoring program. This program is designed to provide student-athletes with individual instruction on a weekly basis. Student-athletes meet with their assigned mentor weekly to plan, organize and prepare for their semester. The mentors assist the student-athletes in becoming proactive learners and encourage them to reach all their academic goals. This relationship provides the student-athletes with support and the opportunity to share their challenges and successes.
Enhanced Learning Program
The mission of the Enhanced Learning Program (ELP) is to provide educational support to student-athletes who have a documented learning disability and/or ADHD. We collaborate with campus resources, professors and instructors to support the academic success of each student-athlete. We are committed to helping each student-athlete reach his or her academic potential and the ultimate goal of graduation. All services that we provide are adapted to meet the individual needs of each student-athlete.
Study Skills Development
A comprehensive student-athlete orientation ensures that freshmen begin their first semester with confidence. To enrich the freshman year, the Total Person Program teaches a section of SSC1150 geared specifically towards student-athletes, which focuses on time management skills, textbook reading, course organization, note taking, instructor relations, writing papers, memory enhancement techniques and life skills.
Academic monitoring entails ensuring that the student-athletes are making progress towards a degree as specified by the NCAA and Big 12 conference, checking on class and study hall attendance, as well as closely monitoring their successful class participation. Faculty report grades twice per semester to staff members to help avoid potential problems early and correct them.
The Total Person Program has a structured program for students with learning disabilities. A designated staff member serves as a liaison with the campus Office of Disabiliity Services to help coordinate accommodations with professors. Experienced mentors and tutors provide support for student-athletes to maximize the effectiveness of their study time.
The Lifeskills program works with seniors and former student-athletes to provide a network of job opportunities when they have completed their athletic careers. This program provides opportunities and leads for potential careers and jobs once they have finished school. Many employers are looking for competent, competitive and successful employees, and Mizzou student-athletes provide a good match. In addition, we work with student-athletes to produce and polish outstanding resume and cover letters.
The University of Missouri Athletic Sports Park offers a fantastic collection of facilities that is one of the best in the nation. Recently completed, the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex houses the new and improved Shelden Academic Resource Center. The upgraded facility now includes a larger, state-of-the-art computer lab, multimedia classroom, career center, as well as numeroud study rooms and a quiet study area. The facility also provides a writing lab and math lab open throughout the week for students to drop in and get general tutorial assistance. The Mizzou Athletics Training Complex is located across from Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, and is a great resource for our student-athletes to meet, study, and receive assistance in a number of disciplines.
Last updated: July 9, 2013
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