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The Global Sport Institute is uniquely positioned to meet the educational needs of both individual athletes as well as professional sports organizations.

For athletes, we know that making a professional transition can pose many challenges. We aim to help guide athletes at all stages, whether they are amateurs, professionals, currently playing, and newly or long-retired. We can help identify traditional and non-traditional solutions including degree completion, skills training, and more. We've also conducted further research to learn how to best serve these unique needs.

For organizations, the Institute customizes educational services that range from evaluation and assessment to executive education and beyond. Specific examples of work include diversity and inclusion facilitation, continuing professional education, program/needs assessments, curriculum development, and more. Past and potential clients or partners include governing sports bodies, sports organizations/teams, league offices, athletic corporate brands, and more.

Read more and engage with our current Athlete Education and Transition work.

Our Experience

For more than 30 years, Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute, has been a leading voice in the effort to ensure all athletes are on a path toward long-term success, long after their playing careers have ended.

Shropshire’s work in this area has included:

To learn how the Global Sport Institute can help you find the right avenues to reach your educational goals, contact or fill out an interest form.

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