Academic Success Program (ASP): Sport

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The Academic Success Program (ASP): Sport supports student athletes with their transition to university learning and competing at the varsity level. Get support meeting your goals in the classroom and in your sport! ASP-Sport gives you access to workshops to enhance your skills, a spot to study for student athletes staffed by upper year learning peers who can help with course specific content, one-on-one academic help with our program coordinator or a graduate student mentor, and a Student Athlete Mentorship Program.

If you want more information on ASP Sport including information on upcoming workshops, events and other resources, you can join our mailing list by signing up here.

Presentations and Sessions

Kick Off Presentation Series 

Start your university career off right, with these sessions designed to help you develop the study habits and skills required to be a successful student.  These in-person sessions are available for first-year students and are offered both in August for students on campus early for training camps and again in September.  

Return to the website this summer to find updated Kick Off Presentation dates for the fall term. 

Guided Practice on Time Management for Student Athletes

The following two videos give you instructions on how to incorporate time management strategies into your busy Student-Athlete schedule.

Time Management for Athletes - Part 1 of 2

Time Management for Athletes - Part 2 of 2

To complete the activities in the video you will need the following fillable PDFs:
Weekly Calendar

After completing the activity, if you would like to discuss your plan or get some feedback you can reach out to for assistance.

There are other asynchronous and live presentations available through Learning Development and Success that you might find helpful. More information on the presentations can be found here.

ASP-Sport Study Hub

ASP-Sport Study Hub is dedicated place for student athletes to study on campus.   Conveniently located close to practice spaces in Alumni Hall and the Weldon Library, the ASP-Sport Study Hub is staffed by knowledgeable upper year learning peers, who can help with content in your courses. Come to Study Hub for independent studying, to get help with a course you are struggling with, or to meet some other students studying for the same course you are.  Study Hub is now closed for the summer, and will reopen for the Fall 2024 term.


Academic Check-Ins

Academic check-ins allow you to meet with Wendy Latimer, the Academic Success Program Coordinator or one of our trained Graduate Student Mentors to chat about your academic and sport goals, how the transition to university life has been so far, and what resources and services on campus are available to assist with your transition to university. If you have specific course-related concerns or learning strategies you'd like to work on, these can be discussed as well. For more information email Wendy at

SAMP Mentorship Program

First year student athletes can request a Student Athlete Mentor (SAMP) for their first year, a trained upper year peer who can offer you support as you tranisition to university learning and competition. All SAMP mentors are also student athletes who have made the transition and can offer advice.  They also organize events for our first year students, so you can meet and socialize with your peers.  Incoming first-year student-athletes can request a SAMP mentor by filling out the form here.