Substance Abuse Prevention Program
UO Academic Extension

408 Violence and Drug Use: Athletes and Fans Living on the Edge

Meeting Date(s): May 13-14, 2017
Meeting Day and Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
Online Date(s): May 15-24, 2017
Location: MCK 240A May 15-24, 2017
Presenter/Instructor(s): Ron Hunt
CRN: 36189
Department: SAPP
Number: 408
Credits: 01
Fee: $168
Grade Option: Pass/No Pass

Violence and drug use among athletes and fans is widespread. The intensity of sports creates aggression and hostility among both athletes and fans starting with over-zealous coaches and over-involved parents in youth sports. We will explore how drug use plays a role in the athlete's life and how drug and alcohol use instigate fan violence.

Additional topics of discussion will include the following:

  • Athletes & domestic violence
  • Crime in college athletics
  • Fan tailgating
  • Why do athletes use drugs
  • Hazing in sports
  • Violence & drug use among female athletes
  • Gang involvement in sports
  • Cheating in sports by coaches & athletes

The course will conclude with information and ideas regarding what can be done to address the violence and drug and alcohol use amongst athletes and fans.

Please note: This is a "self-support" course. This self-support fee listed above replaces the cost of regular tuition and is paid regardless of student residency status or total course load. Course fees are subject to change at anytime. For more information on tuition consult the Registrar's Office. Students using financial aid, VA benefits, or other scholarships should review the details of their financial package to confirm that self-support fee courses are covered.