Austria – Educational best DCA practices
Source : STUDY ON THE MINIMUM QUALITY REQUIREMENTS FOR DUAL CAREER SERVICES
Prevention of injuries
Career coaching within and beyond school & university
All phases of the athlete’s career
1. Nachwuchskompetenzzentren: There are 9 so-called Nachwuchskompetenzzentren, elite schools of sport and football academies. On top of this there are 4 Spezialeinrichtungen, special secondary schools that support Dual Career, which work in collaboration with KADA.
2. SLS universities: The universities in partnership with KADA are the SLS universities. There are 8 partnered universities (the main universities in Austria) that provide study and career coaching through KADA for their students with elite athlete status, which encourages their mobility. The programme establishes routes and routines for the university, depending on willingness and readiness to implement these. They often sign a declaration of intent for Dual Career, but in practice this does not necessarily mean a well-functioning Dual Career programme.
There are 2 other universities with their own DC programme (University of Innsbruck & University of Klagenfurt).