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Ethics in Sports (EDMA 172)

Course Overview

Technology Requirements:
For this course you will need access to:

  • Adobe Acrobat or similiar pdf reader
  • Microsoft Word

Students will receive a link to download course documents in a confirmation email sent via our registration system after paying for the course.  Please look for this email.

1 Semester Hour of Credit

Ethics in Sports raises sociological and ethical questions for those who teach and coach. At the same time presenters illustrate how philosophical analysis can clarify and help resolve the difficult moral and conceptual issues at stake.

Segments include:

  • Sports, Values, and the American Dream
    • Traditional values in American Society
    • Traditional values in sport
    • Reinforcement in American values through sport
    • Cultural values and specific sports
    • The American value structure: Whose culture is it?
    • Disillusionment in American sport
  • Social Issues
    • Drug use in sports
    • Violence and aggression in sports
    • Violence against officials
    • Violence/aggression in selected sports
    • Spectator violence
    • Cheating in sports
  • Ethics in Coaching
    • Ethical behavior in sport
    • Professional ethics
    • Code of ethics‌
    • Bill of teacher rights

This course is available in DVD format.



Dr. Jon Ericson
Professor Emeritus, Rhetoric and Communication Studies, Drake University

Dr. Pam Richards
Professor, Exercise Science Department, Central College

Lisa Stone
Former Head Women's Basketball Coach, Drake University
Coach, USA Women's Basketball Team

Dr. Jim Verlengia
Heartland Area Education Agency

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