The Role of the Academe in Sports Integrity: The Objectives and Shape of a Sports Integrity Training Course

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Abstract

Reformers are issuing multiple proposals to boost integrity in sports. So far, the potential contributions of the academe to this effort have been largely glossed over. Yet the academe is a unique source of expertise in teaching ethics and can reach many more stakeholders than athletes, which is all most existing sports integrity training programs do. This chapter outlines the ways in which the academe can enhance sports integrity. It offers ideas on the possible goals and shapes of a sports integrity course and discusses ways in which to increase the ethical awareness of those involved in sports, elevate their level of moral reasoning, and give them the skills to navigate the situational pressures encountered in the world of sports.

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  1. 1.Business SchoolSuffolk UniversityBostonUSA

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