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Coach Beyond: Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Health (Educator and Coach Version)


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Coach Beyond: Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Health

About this Course

Coach Beyond is a coach training program developed by LiFEsports at The Ohio State University. Coach Beyond, in partnership with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, is working to change the landscape of coach training in Ohio. Coach Beyond is a series of coach education sessions, tools and resources designed to ensure Ohio’s coaches are ready to “coach beyond...”

  • MISSION: To prepare youth for life and leadership through sports. 
  • VISION: To be the national exemplar in sport-based positive youth development programming. 
  • VALUE PROPOSITION: Provide coach-specific professional development to Ohio's school and community-based youth sport coaches to support youth on and off the playing field. 

This course is designed to increase awareness of student-athletes wellness needs and common signs and symptoms of mental health concerns. Participants attending this training will learn practical strategies to integrate into their daily practices and resources to link and refer student-athletes to mental health supports in their schools and communities. 

Targeted audiences: Coaches, athletic directors, educators, youth workers, and other adults working with young people. This version of the course is not approved for Social Work CE credit (clock hours).

School Districts: If you are a school district or agency wishing to bulk enroll your coaches and/or staff, please contact us at

Course Instructors

Dr. Dawn Anderson-Butcher - Co-Executive Director, LiFEsports

Dr. Jerome Davis - Co-Executive Director, LiFEsports

Dr. Samantha Bates - Director of Research, LiFEsports

Rebecca Wade-Mdivanian - Director of Operations, LiFEsports

Course Format

This course is asynchronous and can be completed at your own pace.

This course has rolling enrollment. Begin any day after the posted start date and finish at your own pace by the posted end date.

No Required Live Sessions

Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. This course is for teacher educators, coaches, and ADs. If you are a licensed social worker, please take the Social Worker version to receive social work CE credit (clock hours):

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