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To coach K-12 school-sponsored athletics in Iowa, you must be certified. Hawkeye offers courses that meet the State of Iowa requirements for coaching authorization certification.

To apply for your coaching license you must:
  1. Successfully complete the coaching authorization classes.
  2. Apply to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for your license.
  3. Submit payment to the State of Iowa for your license and background investigation.
Five classes are required to earn your coaching certificate. If you have received college credit for any of the following classes,you may not need to attend all classes. Call Business and Community Education at 319-296-4290.
  • Coaching Ethics
  • Care and Prevention of Injuries
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Theory of Coaching


Call 319-296-4290 for course questions or email Business and Community Education. Please be prepared to provide the class ID.

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