What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College


The Coaching option is intended to prepare professionals with an in-depth academic preparation for any level of coaching.

Program Information:

If you enjoy athletics and have a desire to work with young people, coaching will allow you to incorporate both of your interests into your career. As a coach, you’ll be expected to prepare your players for physical competition, motivate them and help them develop strong character and sportsmanship skills.



This major is intended to prepare professionals with an in-depth academic preparation for any level of coaching. As an Iowa Western student, you will take courses that help build a solid foundation in the art and science of coaching. Students acquire fundamental skills in sports psychology, sports physiology and coaching theory.


This program of study is designed to transfer to a four-year degree granting institution. By earning your Associate in Arts (AA) degree in coaching, you will be able to apply your credits toward a similar program at another institution and earn a bachelor’s degree.

Upon completion of your bachelor’s degree, you will be able to look for employment in a variety of settings with coaching responsibilities. Other career choices include working in a health club or as a personal trainer. The salary you can expect to earn after completing your education will vary based upon the type of position you accept.

Career Opportunities:
  • High school setting
  • Collegiate setting
  • Professional setting
  • Club sports

You can check the web site U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor and Statistics for more information.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide a safe physical environment
  • Communicate in a positive way
  • Teach the fundamental skills of the sport
  • Teach the rules of the sport
  • Direct your athletes in competition
  • Help your athletes become fit and value fitness for a lifetime
  • Help young people develop character

Iowa Western Community College has many scholarship opportunities available for new and continuing students. We encourage you to take a moment to explore these options by visiting our Scholarship Page.


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