WELCOME TO THE FUTURE...
"We are driven with a mission to place Stephen F. Austin State University at the forefront of Sport Science Research and Coaching Education while fostering an unparalleled student-athlete experience."
The Mission of the LSI can be boiled down to 3 main functions. They are to put Stephen F. Austin State University in the best possible position to:
EDUCATE, COMPETE, and SERVE
To help EDUCATE our student-athletes, staff, and community in various "Best Practices" of a Division 1 athletic department.
To help provide the best possible opportunities for all groups to COMPETE in their various fields in recruitment of top flight players & personnel.
To SERVE our educational and athletic communities by reccommending applications of innovation through disseminating our "Best Practices".
THE STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIENCE
LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION
The LSI will contribute to programming a student-athlete experience like no other in the country. With a dynamic and collaborative approach in leveraging access to unique teaching environments, SFA student-athletes will learn, and grow, as they prepare for life after SFA.
With the life skills and experiences learned through the LSI, the skill sets needed to excel and lead various industries will be refined and ready to change the world!
A primary function of the LSI is to help create opportunities for our student-athletes to team up with other students and participate in research initiatives that will promote problem solving using a science-based methodology. A critical part of this process is that the LSI now has oversight and policies that manage access to our athletes, facilities, and coaching expertise to ensure that no one is taken advantage of.
Research in the areas of nutrition, psychology, sport performance, injury prevention and treatment will better position our athletes to compete at the highest level on the field and in the classroom.