Rooted in the Catholic, Franciscan tradition, the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development believes that sport possesses an inescapable spiritual and ethical dimension that merits academic exploration and practical application.

The Institute works with Neumann University community members as well as researchers, theologians, and sport professionals across the globe, and through the lens of athletics, strives to transform perspectives and inspire behavior that reflects an awareness to God’s presence in our lives.

The Institute offers student-athletes a program unlike any other in the United States. Staff members prompt Neumann student-athletes to go beyond “X’s and O’s,” helping them realize the best versions of themselves while connecting authentically with their teammates, values, and faith.

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