The Department of Kinesiology offers a minor in coaching which is intended to give professionals an in-depth academic preparation for any level of coaching. The Athletic Coaching minor includes the following course work requirements:
Required courses (14 credits)
A TR 220 – Basic Athletic Training
KIN 315 – Coaching Theory and Administrative Issues
PSYCH 230 – Developmental Psychology
BIOL 155 or 255/256 – Human Anatomy/Physiology
KIN 365 – Sport Psychology
Select one additional course (3 credits)
KIN 355 – Biomechanics
KIN 358 – Physiology of Exercise
Coaching licensure — Iowa
In the state of Iowa, you must be licensed to coach at the secondary level in the public school system. There are two forms of coaching licensure: a coaching authorization and a coaching endorsement. The following apply to both the authorization and endorsement:
Renewal. The coaching authorization is renewed by attending five rules meetings, coaching clinics, or coaching workshops within the five year renewal period.
Renewal. The coaching endorsement is automatically renewed with your teaching license.
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