Life of An Athlete

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During the Fall of 2009, with the assistance of the New York based “Life of an Athlete Human Performance Project” and the support of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico Activities Association implemented Life of An Athlete.


The Life of An Athlete program was implemented to combat underage drinking among students in New Mexico.  The primary focus of the LoA program is to teach high school student athletes about the dangers of alcohol, and other drugs, related to their athletic performance and life.


The New Mexico Activities Association proudly announced the launch of in 2010.  The “Life of An Athlete” program is free and is believed to be the first interactive online program designed to teach high school student-athletes about the dangers of alcohol consumption related to their athletic performance and their life.  The program website can be found at


In the fall of 2013 the NMAA launched the second version of the Life of an Athlete program featuring a completely renovated platform with new content, personal stories and the addition of a question and answer panel consisting of New Mexico’s own high school athletes.  The NMAA also launched the first LoA middle school program aimed at even earlier alcohol awareness and prevention.

As of October 24, 2016 over 47,000 individuals nationwide have completed the Life of An Athlete interactive online program.  Of this total, over 39,000 New Mexico student-athletes have completed the online course.


For more information regarding the NMAA's “Life of An Athlete” Program, please contact Scott Owen, NMAA Assistant Director, by phone at 505.923.3273 or email at


Life of an Athlete Human Performance Project
Life of an Athlete 2016-17 Presentation
New Mexico Department of Transportation Website
NMDOT MyInstead!
NMDOT Fast Facts Cost and General Information
NMDOT Fast Facts Social Host Liability
NMDOT Fast Facts Binge Drinking
NMDOT Fast Facts Defending Age 21 


Important Links:
Diet Nutrition Summary for Athletes
Sleep and Recovery for Athletes
Sports Medicine Advisory Committee