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Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support, C.A.S.

The C.A.S. program in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support examines how to lead and advise in complex intercollegiate sports programs to promote the development, learning, and success of student-athletes.

This program in the Department of Higher Education explores and prepares students to understand the scholarship and practice in:

  • the structure, operations, and policies of athletics at the NCAA, divisional, conference, and institutional levels and how they impact the college student’s educational journey
  • how to interpret and apply research on intercollegiate sports, intercollegiate academic support systems, leadership, organizational culture and change in higher education
  • the impact of race, gender, and class on college student athlete access and success, the competencies and skills required to support their success, and how to promote /advocate for more inclusive, equitable, student-centered policies and practices.

Graduates of this C.A.S. often continue or go on to be academic advisors, student affairs administrators, or intercollegiate athletic coaches, or continue their studies with a master’s degree in Higher Education.

Program Contacts

Cathy Engstrom, Associate Professor
cmengstr@syr.edu|315.443.4763
Cathy Engstrom
Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu|315.443.2505