EDUO 9720: Dealing With the Problem of Athletic Drug Use

Instructors: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer
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Class Description

Class participants will learn how to detect the signs of drug use and will encourage all of their student/athletes to follow a drug fee lifestyle. If a student is suspected of using drugs, the teacher/coach can use the problem solving techniques presented in this class to help the student.

Required Text:

Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; February 17, 2012)

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will have had examined a style of teaching/coaching that:

  • Facilitates the detection of the signs of substance abuse among young student/athletes.
  • Encourages developing and enforcing a drug-free participation policy.
  • Uses knowledge about drugs and drug abuse to help student/athletes when a problem arises.
  • Enables them to provide preventive education about substance abuse.
  • Encourages them to counsel their student/athletes about drug abuse and, when necessary, help them to obtain professional help.
  • Helps them feel more comfortable in dealing with the parents of a student with drug problems.


Dick Bach

B.S., M.S. Physical Education

Taught and coached 7-9 Jr. High students for five years.

Taught mathematics and physical education at the High School level for 35 years.

Had experience as a Department Head in physical education.

Helped to develop a state granted voluntary integration program.

Richard’s personal interests are golf and helping others succeed.

Ernie Shaffer

B.A., M.A. Administration

Taught Elementary 5 years, Jr. High 5 years, Senior High 5 years and Adult Ed. 2 years.

Administration Grades K-12 19 years.

Coached variety of sports grades 6-12.

Developed Leisure Living Program for Grades 6-12.

Leisure interests-fishing, reading, poker and Senior Softball.

  • Price: $149
  • 1 Semester Credit/Unit

Instructors: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

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