Continuing Education & Graduate Credit

Continuing Education

All Coach Education Courses have been approved by the South Dakota Department of Education for application toward Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for certificated teachers. Please visit the Department of Education's website for more information, as well as access to the appropriate paperwork.  To view the clock hours for Department of Education credit, please click here.

Graduate Credit

Through a partnership with the University of Sioux Falls (USF) and the SDHSAA, any individual who completes the "Fundamentals of Coaching" and "First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches" courses is now eligible to earn one (1) semester hour of graduate credit through USF in addition to meeting the SDHSAA/DOE guidelines for coaching requirements.

By registering with USF through their workshop/outreach program, this one (1)  semester hour of graduate credit can be obtained for a fee of $45.00 payable to USF.  This $45.00 fee is paid directly to USF and covers their expense; no financial gain is realized by any other organization, including the SDHSAA or NFHS.  For more information or to register for the graduate credit, please visit

NEW IN 2015

The University of Sioux Falls and the SDHSAA have extended their partnership to allow for any coach or educator to work on additional graduate credit offerings through the courses listed on  This credit is “above and beyond” the opportunity for a grad credit earned for the completion of “Fundamentals of Coaching” and “First Aid, Health, and Safety for Coaches” that is still offered.

Individuals now have the opportunity to earn one semester hour of graduate credit through USF for the completion of ANY 15 clock-hours worth of course completions through  This clock hour option simply allows students to complete further continuing education opportunities through, including those that are free of charge, and earn graduate credit for doing so.  A listing of clock hours by course offering can be found here.

For more information on how to register for the additional graduate credit option, please visit the USF website at: