Two online courses on the National Federation of State High School Association’s (NFHS) Learning Center – “Sportsmanship” and “NCAA Eligibility” – have been revised in May 2018. Courses are for high school coaches, school administrators, as well as parents and student-athletes. Both courses are free and available on the Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com.
The “Sportsmanship” course, which is intended to provide schools with a more positive game environment, defines sportsmanship, provides examples of good and poor sportsmanship, and discusses the roles of players, coaches, parents, fans and officials in the education-based setting of high school sports.
“Understanding the role that each person plays with regard to sportsmanship is critically important, and the revised course delivers that message in an engaging format,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS director of educational services.
The “NCAA Eligibility” course is designed to educate high school coaches, administrators and parents about the NCAA’s initial-eligibility requirements. The newly revised course provides the latest NCAA initial-eligibility standards and the steps that student-athletes need to complete in order to compete in NCAA Divisions I and II athletic programs.
“It is important that high school coaches and administrators have the latest information on NCAA eligibility standards to share with athletes and their parents,” Schuster said. “Even if coaches and administrators have taken the course in previous years, we would encourage those individuals to take the updated course now available through the NFHS Learning Center.”
After starting with two courses in 2007 through the NFHS Coach Education Program, the NFHS Learning Center now offers 58 online courses – including 25 of which are free – and has expanded its reach to contest officials, students, administrators and leaders in performing arts programs. Since the launch of www.NFHSLearn.com in 2007, the NFHS has delivered more than 6.7 million courses.
A course from Everfi is available elsewhere, Prescription Drug Safety.
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention is an innovative digital course that arms high school students with the knowledge and tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications. Through interactive scenarios and self-guided activities, students learn the facts about drugs, how to properly use and dispose of them, and how to step step in when faced with a situation involving misuse.
Prescription Drug Safety Resources
- Course Outline
- Curriculum Guide
- Prescription Drug Abuse Safety Standards Alignment
- Prescription Drug Safety Discussion Guide
- Introduction to the Opioid Crisis
- Understanding Opioids
- Resisting Opioids
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Volunteer coaches need to take this course too. The course is one that meets the requirements for scholastic coaches concerning the mandates of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pertaining to concussion. Another course is required for cardiac education.
Every coach, Every year
These courses cannot be taken before July 1st of each year. Coaches don’t have to renew these for each season or sport they coach, but must complete one concussion course and the cardiac course before their first season of coaching. If you took the course last year you still have to take it this year.
Turn those certificates in.
Sport Safety International has partnered with the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society to offer the ConcussionWise series of educational programs. These programs have been peer-reviewed and are consistent with the latest science and practical applications regarding the prevention and management of concussion. ConcussionWise™ AT for Athletic Trainers This version of ConcussionWise™ AT is at this link.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center is an education tool that offers courses to high school coaches, administrators, officials, students, and parents. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach the 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs.
CARDIAC COURSES: (Only need to take one of the cardiac courses.)
CardiacWise Online Education, Sport Safety International
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Training from NFHSLearn: Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem.
It is vital for kids, guardians, teachers and all citizens to grow in their understanding of how to prevent perscription drug abuse. This topic is covered in this course from Everfi.
Getting students started is easy.
- Go to everfi.com/register to register to get started.
- Once already registered, just enter this code: b40085b4 to their dashboard.
Curriculum guide is seven pages.
Tip: Just take the course and experience it for yourself rather than reading about its educational insights and curriculum.Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.CurriculumGuide
One in three teens believe it is okay to use prescription drugs once in a while.Presciption Drug Abuse Prevention.OnePager
Click the arrow in the box to turn the pages within the PDFsPDAP_Choosing an Evidence-Informed Curriculum
Registration GuideStudent Reg Guide
All are invited to take this online course.
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The efforts within the course circle around hockey’s landscape. Even if hockey isn’t your go-to-game, all students, players, coaches and fans are going to learn and review plenty of math and science. This mini-course, Future Goals – Hockey Scholar, delivers excellent graphics and lessons for learning learning and reviewing academic skills in math and science. The course takes about three hours to complete.
Kids from across Pennsylvania are starting to use Future Goals – Hockey Scholar to boost Science and Math Pennsylvania standards using this digital environment. Each 20-minute lesson resembles a virtual lab where students build their vocabulary and background knowledge, test variables, and draw conclusions from data. The modules contain self-grading assessments and help provide the “why” behind science and math topics.
Registration ID: 36ce56eb
Tip: Copy the registration ID:
Create an EverFi account the first time by going to http://www.everfi.com/login and click Register. Then enter 36ce56eb and click Next.
If you already have an account at Everfi, login to the account and enter d79ea057 in the top right corner.
A Battle of the Keystone State is Here
In order to support education and Pittsburgh Penguins, we are excited to partner with students and families in the community to take advantage of this virtual challenge and suite of classes concerning science, math within a hockey-centered setting.
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