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The Institute Staff
What We Do
The Neumann University Institute
for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development
organizes, supervises, and trains chaplains to support the student-athletes and staff of the Neumann University Athletic Department.
plans and facilitates 23 evenings of reflection and 3 seasonal commissioning masses for varsity and club athletes over the course of the academic year.
trains sports captains in leadership, communication and team building skills.
serves as a source of education, counsel and support for Neumann Coaches in their work with student-athletes.
develops curriculum for and in partnership with the Divisions of Business and Education at Neumann University.
connects with internal Neumann academic departments through classroom teaching and guest lecture.
produces practical resources for groups seeking to develop programming around sport, spirituality and character development, (such as reflection guides, training workshop exercises, team activity templates).
provides programming for high school students, coaches and administrators in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other regional dioceses.
collaborates with Seattle University and the University of Notre Dame to host a conference on sport and spirituality for the member institutions of the NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association).
researches and publishes information on topics in sport, spirituality and character development, (such as mission integration in athletics, storytelling in sports, spirituality and the Ignatian spiritual exercises).
develops an expert voice on current moral and ethical issues in athletics.
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