The History of the Institute for Sport,
Spirituality and Character Development
Dr. Len DiPaul, Assistant Dean of Education and Human Services
The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development at Neumann University is rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition and believes that sport possesses an inescapable spiritual and ethical dimension that merits academic exploration and practical application.
The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, through the lens of athletics, transforms perspectives and inspires behavior that reflects an awareness to God's presence in our lives.
The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development strives to emphasize the spiritual and ethical dimension in sports. The Institute seeks to promote living out the Gospel values in a manner that enriches one's relationship with self, others and God, and an awareness of the need to go beyond self in service to others. Through research and practice, the Institute commits to offering opportunities for reflection and dialogue on the power of good inherent in sport.
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