NFHSLearn has seen another milestone, with over 3 million courses being delivered on www.nfhslearn.com.
The NFHSLearn program was created in January 2007 with the mission of educating interscholastic coaches. The term teacher-coach was used to stress that athletics and activities are an extension of the classroom. The program initially offered two courses, Fundamentals of Coaching and First Aid for Coaches. Thirteen states originally adopted Fundamentals of Coaching as a requirement for coaches in their respective states.
Since that time, the NFHSLearn program has continually grown, now offering 39 courses, with an additional two courses in the creation phase. Seventeen of these courses are free. All 50 states and Washington D.C. now accept at least one course from NFHSLearn to meet state requirements. The Learning Center has also evolved to offer courses not only for coaches, but also for administrators, officials, parents and students. A course for music adjudicators will be published this fall.
“To think that 3 million courses have been delivered on NFHSLearn is humbling, however we believe we are just beginning to scratch the surface in the potential reach of the program,” said Dan Schuster, NFHS Director of Coach Education. “We are beginning to see a culture shift in coaches, officials, parents, administrators and students regarding their involvement in professional development on NFHSLearn, which will positively impact students and that is the exciting part.”
For additional information about the NHFS Learning Center, including a list of courses, visit www.nfhslearn.com.