2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Athletic Coaching Certification

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Tracy Nelson, Coordinator
Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences
Intramural Building 116
E-mail: Tracy.Nelson@sdstate.edu

Program Information

Persons interested in coaching a sport at the elementary, junior high/middle school, or high school level can complete requirements to have a coaching authorization on their certificate.  Some states, including South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota have specific requirements for athletic coaching certification in public schools.  Students interested in seeking certification should visit with the Coaching Certification Coordinator in the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences to verify the specific requirements for each state.

To be a coach at the elementary or junior high/middle school level or to be a coach at a high school level, students should take:

In general, persons wishing to be a head coach at the high school level must also take a course in each sport s/he wishes to coach. The coaching classes are:

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