Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science


Human Development and Family Science


This capstone project focuses on collegiate athletes’ mental health and financial problems and how they can cope with them. The project is founded on the belief that there is an apparent demand for services offering practical coping mechanisms and financial guidance to collegiate students. Thus, the project includes a one-day workshop to equip student-athletes with strategies to manage mental health and financial issues. The workshops will take place on the main campus at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB). It was about engaging with a wide range of athletes from across campus and equipping them with convenient tools and support. The target population for this intervention is student athletes aged 18-24 from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and various academic disciplines. Addressing the mental health and financial concerns among college athletes is a pathway to psychological well-being, effective coping, economic stability, and improved academic and athletics performance.