EDUO 9720: Dealing With the Problem of Athletic Drug Use

Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

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.
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  • Price: $135
  • 1 Semester Credit/Unit
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Instructor: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

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