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College & University Benefits
NDUR for Athletes is designed for on-the-go student athletes who rely on their phones to connect to everything in their busy lives, most importantly, their peers. Not only does NDUR enhance your health and wellness support model with a
non-clinical, holistic approach, but when needed, instantly bridges the gap to on-campus professional help and crisis services with one tap. With this suite of resources directly
in the palm of every student athlete's hands, you can
be confident you are supporting all of your athletes
with the tools they need to succeed.
Insight and Trends
NDUR provides critical insight into your athlete's well-being with detailed analytics, allowing you to focus on areas of need right down to the team level.
NDUR provides a direct and more effective communication channel. Deploy announcements, pulse surveys, educational resources, and more.
NDUR directly connects athletes to your on-campus health and wellness services, crisis support, other campus organizations, and educational events through a unique institutionally branded experience for your athletes.
Easy & Cost Effective
Our team does ALL the work, there is no IT integration, and you're up and going in 24 hours. NDUR is affordable for any college, with a program of service starting at as little as $1000 per month.
University Partner UMASS Amherst
Amanda Knight, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Experience
NDUR: Tell us about your role in working with student-athletes at UMASS?
Amanda Knight: My role is Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Experience, and in that capacity, I oversee our Mental Health, Nutrition, Student-Athlete Development,
Sports Performance, and Sports Medicine Units. Essentially, as the title says, we make sure our
athletes have a good student-athlete experience that they feel supported. I also handle our DEI
efforts; we’ve worked really hard to be intentional about diversifying our staff to make sure all
our student-athletes, staff, coaches, and administrators feel included regardless of their identity is.
NDUR: What were your initial thoughts when you first learned about NDUR?
Amanda: "My initial thoughts of NDUR were of excitement. I had recently started my doctoral
program and the focus was going to be on the mental health of student athletes. I’ve definitely
seen in the last 3-5 years an increase in mental health crises related to student-athletes. I was
excited that students have an opportunity to share their stories anonymously, learn about
other student-athletes and their stories, and how to best cope with certain situations. Having
the ability to access resources right in their hands knowing how important cell phones are to
our students. I was very excited and I am hopeful the NDUR app will be a success."
NDUR: The process of working between UMASS & NDUR has been very collaborative, and you
have been a great advocate, tell us why.
Amanda: Being an advocate for NDUR has actually been quite easy. As I said earlier, mental
health is important to me, whether personally or dealing with my student athletes and how they
feel. There are several gadgets out there, NDUR is a positive one leveraging an app for
positivity for our athletes to be okay. Working with Daphne (Faldi) Russ (Cooke) and the rest
of the NDUR team has been really great and easy because those individuals care about student-athletes. A lot of times it’s because we all had experience personal experiences it related to
mental health challenges as former student-athletes and the dire need for this app, and we
know the importance of peer-to-peer interaction for student-athletes.
NDUR: Can you share the challenges your student athletes are facing?
Amanda: "Some of the challenges that our student-athletes and one of the main ones is the lack of the
coping skills needed. I think about myself, how I grew up, and the focus was to be “mentally
tough” and grew up with the notion to “suck it up.” The pendulum has shifted to the other side
where students don’t know how to cope, don’t know how to identify the issues that they are
having and there is a generation gap and don’t receive the support from their elders. Either
their elders don’t believe in mental health or don’t trust the services related to mental health
or they don’t know how to express themselves. The coping aspect is definitely one thing I’ve
seen. I also think the impact of social media influences student-athletes. There are so many
things out there quickly and easily obtained and students compare themselves to others
wishing they look like someone else, or wishing they could get playing time more than someone
else. Trying to balance reality vs what someone can do with a filter has been pretty tough."
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