The Athlete Career Education Program (ACE): the usefulness of ACE services and counsellor training

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Dagley, Gavin R (2004) The Athlete Career Education Program (ACE): the usefulness of ACE services and counsellor training. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

The Athlete Career Education program (ACE), administered nationally by the Australian Institute of Sport, has as its objective to "assist elite athletes to undertake education, vocation and personal development opportunities whilst pursuing and achieving excellence in sport" (Australian Institute of Sport, 1999, p. 1). ACE offers a wide range of services including career and education guidance, sport performance related programs, services designed to help athletes cope with elite sporting life, and services related to personal development. These services are provided through individual consultation with ACE advisors or through group training courses. The focus of the present research was to explore the usefulness of ACE services to athletes, the effectiveness of ACE-type interventions, and the helpfulness of ACE advisor training to advisors.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15333
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Athlete Career Education Program, Australia, counselling in sport
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