It is the mission of Georgia Tech Athletics to educate and empower student-athletes to be champions life, through leadership development, professional development, personal growth & wellness, and community outreach.

Dr. Homer Rice, former Georgia Tech Athletics Director, originally conceived the Total Person concept on his belief that excellence is a result of a balanced life that encompasses academic excellence, athletic achievement, and personal well-being. Georgia Tech was the originator of what is now adopted as the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program due to the existence of the Total Person concept.

Our program provides many opportunities for student-athletes to achieve their potential in all areas of their lives. The Total Person Program areas of focus are Career Development, Leadership Development, Personal Health and Wellbeing, Community Outreach, Sports Nutrition, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Board.

Click here to see the events program calendar for this semester.

Total Person Program Staff

NamePositionBio
Joeleen AkinAssociate AD of Student-Athlete Development, Senior Women's AdministratorBio
Leah ThomasAssistant AD of Student Athlete Development, Total Person Program Director & Sports DieticianBio
Maureen TremblayTotal Person Program CoordinatorBio
Derrick MooreCharacter Development CoachBio
Lucius SanfordExecutive Director of Letterwinners ClubBio
Nicholas ClarkGraduate Assistant

For a printable one-page summary of the Total Person Program please click here