In light of the current epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and other health related conditions, it is time to look at why your son/daughter needs the best physical education instructor. Physical Education instructors are continually trained with the latest prevention methods needed to help teens recognize and practice positive lifestyle behaviors. This training will help insure that our future generations will be educated to make choices for a happy, healthy, and a successful lifetime. Athletic coaches are not trained and will not help lower the future health care costs from obesity, diabetes, and other health related conditions in our communities.
|Coaches are Sports Minded
|Physical Education Teachers are Wellness Minded
|Not trained to meet professional standards.
|Highly trained to meet specific professional standards.
|Not trained or certified in any subject to meet state or national standards for educating youth.
|Not only trained by an accredited university and certified by the state, but pays his/her own way to keep license.
|No requirements to be professionally certified.
|Required by law to stay professionally certified and keep informed of the latest youth risk behaviors.
|Narrowly trained for one specific sport.
|Trained to teach and coach dozens of sports, health and prevention, 1st aid, recreational skills, leadership, swimming and water safety.
|Nobody available to teach any subject at all.
|Available to teach health, aquatics, life time sports. Physical education instructors work with multiple teaching licenses.
|Limited training at best in first aid.
|Certified in CPR, Red Cross First Aid and instruction.
|Cannot be used by schools during the day
|Available before, during, and after the school day.
|Works with very small and elite groups of youth.
|Works with large groups of 30 to 45 diverse students five times a day.
|Works with 12 to 45 athletes for 8 to 12 weeks.
|Works with 150 to 170 students for 18 weeks twice a year for a total of 300 to 340 students.
|Committed to the athletes as long as she/he is winning
|Committed to the students and community for 30 years.