The Certificate in Interscholastic Athletic/Activities Administration allows undergraduate students to focus a portion of their studies on extracurricular activities at the interscholastic level.

Combining experiential learning and networking opportunities with academic course work, students will enter a school district prepared and confident to succeed in athletic/activities administration roles.   

Why Study at Iowa

In the state of Iowa, individuals who do not have a teaching degree but have received a bachelor's degree in Sport Management with a focus on athletics/activities administration from a regionally-accredited institution are able to play an active role within schools across the state. 

Students will learn to recognize and establish liability protections in programming and formulate effective program and coach assessment/evaluation. They also will be prepared to develop and maintain facilities, plan and oversee financially sustainable events, and carry out effective and appropriate marketing, communication, and fund-raising campaigns. 

Course Work

This certificate requires completion of 21 semester hours, including core courses and focused electives. Some courses have prerequisites which must be completed first.

This certificate program may be completed on campus or online.

The required guided field experience is essential to completion of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) requirements for first-level certification as a registered athletic administrator (RAA).

Students majoring in sport and recreation management with the interscholastic athletic/activities administration concentration may count no more than 6 semester hours from that concentration area toward the certificate. 

See Certificate in Interscholastic Athletic/Activities Administration in the UI General Catalog for more information. 

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Interscholastic Athletic/Activities Administration may be earned by any University of Iowa undergraduate student and by any individual not currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. 

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Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

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