Aug 9, 2018Total Athlete Approach
With the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year and athletics campaigns just weeks away, the Duke University Athletic Association has announced the formation of the Integrative Performance Excellence Group. The group will work to enhance the experience of Duke student-athletes by providing an integrative approach to the care of each individual athlete throughout his or her collegiate career.
Led by Executive Director of Athletic Medicine and Chairman of the Integrative Performance Excellence Group Hap Zarzour, the group is comprised of directors in the areas of Sports Performance, Athletic Medicine, Sports Nutrition and Behavioral Health, as well as individuals representing psychological services, team physicians and primary care physicians. The group will also continue cultivating partnerships with the Duke University Hospital, Duke Sports Science Institute, Duke Student Health and Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as part of its holistic approach to student-athlete health.
“Athletics performance and athletic success, just like academic success, is based on the whole person,” Zarzour said. “The basis for forming the Integrative Performance Excellence Group was to be able to take all the excellent resources available to our student-athletes here at Duke and put them together, under one umbrella. We want to send one message and maximize each of those resources.”
The basis for forming the Integrative Performance Excellence Group was to be able to take all the excellent resources available to our student-athletes here at Duke and put them together