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Should athletes receive academic credit for sports?

  • Yes they should

    1. Both students and parents spend valuable time and money to do these sports. • 3 out of 5 students have trouble keeping up with homework on practice days.
    2. With a chance of extra credit or scholarship athletes would be more motivated to try harder and to win too.
    3. With scholarship opportunities, students whose families are struggling economically will get a chance to continue school.

  • Yes they should

    1. Both students and parents spend valuable time and money to do these sports. • 3 out of 5 students have trouble keeping up with homework on practice days.
    2. With a chance of extra credit or scholarship athletes would be more motivated to try harder and to win too.
    3. With scholarship opportunities, students whose families are struggling economically will get a chance to continue school.

  • Very time consuming

    Athletes put in uncountable hours into their sports. Students not participating in school sports have an extra two to up to six hours (depending on your sport) of extra time to complete outside of school work. Student-athletes have to worry about excelling in their sport and their academics and find a way to balance the two of them with the little time outside of school we have.

  • You work just as hard in sports as you do in the class

    Student athletes spend just as much time on the court as they do in a classroom for a class. They work just as hard. So why shouldn't they. I personally think that in order for a school to get the reputation they do, their sports teams play a very big part in it, just as equal as their academics do if not more. You don't look at a school and say "wow, they have a very good quizzing team" no, you say" wow, their volleyball team has had an outstanding season. WE NEED THE CREDITS.

  • Others get credit for 'extracurricular" activities.

    Band and choir students get fine arts credits for practicing during school hours for something that should be extracurricular. Why can't athletes get a PE credit for practicing for the sport they play during a class period? It either shortens or eliminates the need for after school practice which allows them more study time.

  • No way in heck

    I do not think that it is either a good idea or fair in any way for an athlete to receive academic credit for playing a sport. A sport and a class where you learn things are two entirely different things, and the two should not be mixed together, that's for sure.

  • No, Not At All

    This is such a silly question. Sports are not academics, so obviously students should not receive academic credit for participating in sports. Otherwise universities would have to consider making sports programs entire majors, and then really there would be no reason to even associate the sports with academic schools anymore.

  • No, athleticism has nothing to do with academics.

    Sports should be entirely separate from academics and only be considered entertainment for players and spectators. Athletes receive enough support from universities in the way of financial aid and scholarship which many think is unfair. Allowing them to receive credit for playing a sport for a university would be completely unfair and unjustified. Too much money already goes towards sports at the expense of the rest of the student population, don't give them this leg-up as well.

  • No, sports are not academic subjects.

    The only school credits athletes should get for playing sports is for their physical education requirements. If they want other academic credits, then they need to take academic classes. Football or track are not substitutes for Math and Science. It does students a terrible disservice to allow them to skip actual classes in favor of playing sports.

  • Athletes are students first

    I do not believe that students should receive academic credit just for playing a sport. Many student athletes are already rewarded with a scholarship for playing their sport, which many of non-athlete students will never have access to. Students play sports to keep in shape or as something to do during college, and do not need credit on top of that just to play sports in college.


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