Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Teacher Education


This action thesis project is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Education degree at California State University, Monterey Bay. This project is entitled the California State University, Monterey Bay Student-Athlete Handbook. The handbook was completed over a two and half-year period as I progressed throughout the M.A.E. elective and required classes, culminating in the final capstone course. The contents of this thesis paper include the mandated requirements such as the front matter, statement of purpose, literature review, methodology discussion, action plan, appendix, and references. However, the bulk of this document is centered around the handbook itself. Compiled specifically for the student-athletes at California State University, Monterey Bay, this document is designed to be used as a resource tool. The product contains invaluable information regarding numerous topics relevant to our student-athletes. The content material includes eight specific sections. These sections are an Introduction, University Services, Athletic Department Services, N.C.A.A. Division II Compliance, Academics, Athletic Training including Health and Wellness, Life Skills, and a Conclusion. The handbook will be made readily accessible to every student-athlete at this institution via hard copy or online form. I am positive that this resource manual will aid my target market in their academic and athletic career here at C.S.U.M.B. while empowering them for future success.


Thesis (M.A.) Teacher Education Department