Student-Athletes: Success on the Field AND in the Classroom


All too often, secondary students who participate in sports place athletics ahead of academics. Even parents sometimes over-emphasize the importance of making the varsity team, earning a starting position, or receiving an athletic scholarship. Where does school fit in? Students (and parents) need to recognize that academia is of the utmost importance.

Teachers enrolled in this course will explore communicative and pedagogical strategies teachers and coaches can use to positively reinforce the idea that “student” comes before “athlete” and to encourage the young men and women we teach and coach to work as hard in the classroom as they do on the field. This course is applicable to all educators, guidance counselors/social workers/psychologists, administrators, and any related service providers of all subjects, grades K-12.

45 hours / 3 credits inservice and graduate credits.

Please note: If taking this course for MNU graduate credit, there is a TWO step registration process.

Step 1) Register with OSA by purchasing your Graduate Credit course below.

Step 2)Register with MNU:

OSA will email you a registration link within 3 days. Click the link and complete your MNU registration. The seperate fee to MNU will be $270.

$240 (OSA) + $270 (MNU)= $510 per graduate course with MNU.


Lee Markowitz


(3 Credits / 45 hours)


Type of Credit

Inservice Credits and Graduate Credits

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