NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Contemporary Youth Sport Issues

HNES 2000




Instructor: Bradford Strand

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - Friday, December 07, 2018

Course completion December 14, 2018

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

* 1 or 2 Credits

NDSU Credit Fee: $125 per credit + textbook

Course Description:

This course is intended to increase your awareness and understanding of important issues regarding youth sport and physical activity.


Educators will:

  1. identify and discuss the benefits and difficulties of defining youth sport as a modern social institution.
  2. demonstarte an understanding of current issues/problems/concerns related to youth sport and physical activity in the United States.
  3. identify specific responses to the various ethical and moral dilemmas facing parents and athletes in youth sport settings.
  4. understand the positive and negative consequences of the way youth sport is organized and coached in American society.

"This course made me reflect and become a better teacher and coach."

"Great information presented throughout the semester. The book was very interesting however the discussions where most insightful."

"The opportunity to discuss issues with other classmates and with the professor."

"Guided questions for the book provided a deeper sense of thought as I read the text. I was able to see multiple perspectives on the topics, instead of just using my own judgement or opinion."

Required Text:

Farrey,  T.  (2008) Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Children.  ESPN Publishing, New York.

About The Instructor

Brad StrandBradford Strand

Dr. Strand earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction in Physical Education from University of New Mexico. He received his M.S. in Education with emphasis in Physical Education from North Dakota State University and his B.A. in Physical Education & Social Studies. Dr. Strand's area of expertise is in Physical Education & Teacher Preparation and is the Program Coordinator for the Department of Health, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences at NDSU. Dr. Strand has over 32+ years of teaching experience.

**Registration Instructions:

Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com

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