Physical education : now and then, an in-depth investigation into the changes to physical education and organized sport as a result of legal liability, and the positive and negative impact these changes have had on athletic coaches, trainers, and educators - with special emphasis on the Seminole County, Florida public school system
This thesis explores the world of physical education and organized sport and the changes to these aspects as a result of legal liability. It focuses on exactly what bearing legal lawsuits have on our education and athletic programs. There have been extensive changes over the past years to the physical education curriculum in the public school system, many the result of legal action. This thesis explains exactly who is liable when a child is injured in an athletic event at school, and further suggests how athletic teachers and coaches can protect themselves against the ever-present threat of legal action. Finally, exploration is made into the world of negligence as it pertains to the sport arena. Anyone connected with the field of sport, be it coach, teacher, or trainer, might benefit by reading this thesis.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic;Physical education teachers -- Malpractice
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Mergo, Mary Beth, "Physical education : now and then, an in-depth investigation into the changes to physical education and organized sport as a result of legal liability, and the positive and negative impact these changes have had on athletic coaches, trainers, and educators - with special emphasis on the Seminole County, Florida public school system" (1999). HIM 1990-2015. 148.