NFAA LogoBecome an expert in the field of Archery Coaching with the Archery Instructor / Coach Mentor Program, a partnership between the National Field Archery Association and the University of South Dakota.

Certificate of Completion in Archery Coaching Excellence: 12 credit hours total

Course I: Archery Coaching Experience (3 cr.):

A unique experience featuring one-on-one training to gain instruction in technical tactical and training pricnciples of the sport. All training and instruction is offered at the state-of-the-art NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center in Yankton, S.D.

Course Options for Certificate of Completion (9 credits required):


HLTH 300: Foundations of Health Education (3cr)
HLTH 422:
Nutrition (3cr)
KSS 240: Organization/Administration of Kinesiology and Sport Science (3cr)
KSS 244: American Sport in the 21st Century (3cr)
PE 180: Foundations of HPER (2cr)
PE 330: PK-8 Health, First Aid, Safety, Physical Education Methods (2cr)
PE 352: Adapted Physical Education (3cr)
PE 453: Sport Psychology (3cr)

General Education

ANTH 210: Cultural Anthropology
ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics (3cr)
GEOG 210: World Geography (3cr)
PHIL 220: Introduction to Ethics (3cr)
POLS 141: Governments of the World (3cr)
POLS 250: World Politics (3cr)
REL 250: World Religions (3cr)
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology (3cr)
SPCM 101: Fundamentals of Speech (3cr)

Intensive English Program

Specialized English-language training to help improve speaking skills and sports-related vocabulary, along with reading and study skills.


All courses are offered at the undergraduate self-support tuition rate of $333.35 per credit hour. Total Cost for the Certification of Completion: $4,000.20. All courses can be applied to an Undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota.

For more information about the Archery Instructor and Coach Mentor Program, please contact Andrew Nilges at 605-658-6132 or by email at