This certificate prepares you to instruct and coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of fitness and athletics. You will learn to provide training direction, encouragement, motivation, and nutritional advice to students and athletes, as well as explain and enforce safety rules and regulations.

Licensure Information

This program prepares the student for coaching endorsement in Iowa. Completion of the coursework within this certificate is one of the mandatory requirements to apply for a coaching authorization or endorsement. According to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE), “All coaches (paid OR volunteer) are required to have either their coaching authorization, or a coaching endorsement listed on a valid teaching license.” Additional information may be found on the BoEE website.

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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $960.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $965.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Coaching | Cert

PEC 110 Coaching Ethics, Techniques and Theory 1
PEC 115 Athletic Development and Human Growth 1
PEC 120 Body Structure and Function 1
PEC 126 Athletic Injury Prevention 2

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Amy Hueser
Faculty Development & Assessment Coordinator
712.274.8733 Ext. 1805
Sioux City Campus, Room A113
Greg Strong
Division Chair
712.274.8733 Ext. 1480
Sioux City, Room B109

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Advisory Board

Tom Betz  
Kevin Nygaard Bandits
Frank O'Neill Western Iowa Tech Community College
Anthony Peyton Floyd Valley Health