Do you want to be an athletic coach? By taking a four-course sequence of classes you can earn a coaching authorization which will certify you to become a head or assistant coach in any sport, without having had prior college coursework.

The four courses needed for this program are (1) Human Growth and Development; (2) Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries; (3) Structure and Function of the Human Body; and (4) Theory and Ethics of Coaching Interscholastic Athletics.

Classes will meet beginning June 6 at Northwest AEA in Le Mars from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. To get all four courses it will go until June 28. Attendance is required at all sessions. Cost is $475 for this five credit hour program. Registration deadline is May 23, 2018.

For more information or to register for these classes, checkout Northwest AEA website ( On the left side of the page select the link for Search for Professional Development. Under “Professional Development Resources" click on "Northwest AEA Catalog Classes”.

You can also contact Joyce Vander Wilt at Northwest AEA ( or 712/722-7805.