CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Athletic Leadership Program is set to host a “GPA to Play” Athletic Eligibility Conference that will outline changes regarding NCAA eligibility requirements for student-athletes.

The conference will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to Clemson’s spring football game. It is being offered as a service to middle and high school coaches, administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and student-athletes.

There will be presentations by the NCAA, Clemson University coaches, athletic administrators, Athletic Leadership program faculty and others. Among the topics to be covered will be eligibility rules, core course requirements and test scores.

Enrollment is limited and participants should pre-register by Dec. 1 on the registration website. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required; the final cost will be determined by the number of registrants. Meals and a polo shirt will be included in the final cost of this not-for-profit event.

Clemson’s Athletic Leadership Program offers a concentration in intercollegiate athletic leadership as part of the online Master of Human Resource Development degree program in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education. The athletic leadership concentration provides aspiring and current coaches an opportunity to develop leadership skills and knowledge that will promote human performance, athletic counseling and ethical decision-making in today’s athletic world.

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