Full course description
Sports leaders (coaches, managers, and administrators) understand the importance of ethical behavior and having an ethical decision-making process. Yet at the same time sports leaders are constantly being challenged by a battle of contrasting interests which often result in poor decisions that lead to cheating and corruption. The role of coaches and administrators is made easier when they have a solid understanding of the nature of sports themselves and what it really means to strive for excellence rather than winning at all costs. This course provides a philosophical grounding in the true nature of sport along with a foundation in the science of competition. It examines some of the most common misleading assumptions about sports and provides alternative narratives so that leaders can abide by written codes of conduct; model, teach and reinforce ethical behavior with their athletes; and develop an ethical decision-making process.