Life Skills

  • Leadership

  • Professional Development

  • Recognition

  • Outreach

  • Proactive Education

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Nebraska’s Life Skills program provides innovative resources and support throughout college and beyond to best prepare Husker student-athletes for life after sports. Services foster transition, retention, responsible decision-making, leadership, volunteerism and career development.


A Life Skills pioneer, Nebraska was one of five NCAA Division I schools to win the prestigious Program of Excellence Award in 1998. The award recognizes a strong commitment to total person development.  In 2005, Associate Athletic Director for Life Skills Keith Zimmer was the recipient of the Dr. Gene Hooks Award recognizing him as the top Life Skills administrator in the country.


Life skills components