Services Provided to Student-Athletes
What does a CATS Academic Advisor do?
Career Development Program
In collaboration with the James W. Stuckert Career Center on campus, CATS Career Development Program:
Personal Development Program
Learning Disabilities Program
The Director of Academic Services, in conjunction with psychologists and the University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center, strives to ensure that student-athletes with learning disabilities are provided appropriate services. Incoming freshmen student-athletes who have a documented learning disability should contact both the UK coach who recruited them and the CATS Director of Academic Services as soon as a Letter-of-Intent is signed. Further psycho-educational testing may be suggested. For those student-athletes who are diagnosed with a learning disability, the psychologist offers learning strategies, the Disability Resource Center provides accommodations, and the CATS’ staff helps the student formulate an individualized success plan.
The Jerry Claiborne Study Center
The Jerry Claiborne Study room is a large facility dedicated to providing a quiet environment where all student-athletes can study. The quiet area is monitored and available whenever CATS is open. Many universities provide a quiet study hall in the evenings for their student-athletes, but the CATS Program advantage is that the Jerry Claiborne Study Center allows student-athletes to complete their required quiet study hours anytime during the day.