Become a licensed coach in Iowa

Do you have an interest in coaching at the high school or middle school level in Iowa? Maybe you want to help out at your high school or make some extra money over the summer or during the school year.

Becoming a licensed coach in the state of Iowa is the first step, and you can earn that license right along with your current classes at the University of Iowa. 

Requirements and program planning

Changes in requirements from the Board of Educational Examiners are reflected in both:

  • Coaching Theory, Body Structuring & Human Development (SRM:3149)
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (SRM:3155)

These classes are offered each fall and spring semester—online and on campus. 

After completion, you will need to fill out paperwork and complete the background check with the State Board of Educational Examiners. You will not need to take an exam. Because the classes run the full semester, you will not need additional contact hours to meet the state licensing requirements. 

Search by course department “SRM” and number “3149" & "3155” for open sections and to get on your way to becoming a licensed middle or high school coach in the state of Iowa.

Courses are open to students in any major.