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Curriculum

CED 780 Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes

This course examines current counseling strategies used with members of sport teams at the youth, high school, college and professional levels. Participants will explore current research in three main areas: (a) motivation and life skill development, (b) psychosocial development, and (c) career maturity.

CED 781 Sports Counseling Programming

This course offers students an overview of various life skills, including career development, study skills, goal setting, time management, health and wellness, values clarification, problem solving, decision making, to name a few. Students will develop a teaching philosophy that includes methods for teaching life skills to the athlete population. They will be given opportunities to do presentations on topics of their interest so that they may teach or offer workshops on life skills to the athlete population.

CED 782 Advanced Issues and Techniques in Counseling Athletes

This course is twofold. One, the course is designed to prepare students for the roles as professionals in the field. Areas of study include professional ethics and legal issues, record keeping, NCAA guidelines, and working as part of an interdisciplinary team or as a consultant with individual athletes, teams and athletic organizations. Additionally, this course is designed for students to improve their career development, counseling, and skill building techniques with youth, adolescents, young adult and the adult athlete population. Participants have an opportunity to develop and practice strategies to enhance their effectiveness in counseling this unique cultural group. This course includes field experiences with the athlete population of their choice.

CED 788 Contemporary Topics in Counselor Education

The most current special topics in Sports counseling will be discussed.


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