NFHS Online Courses

NFHS Online Courses for Music Educators

The National Federation of State High Schools Associations (NFHS) has created numerous courses specifically designed for or that are relevant to music educators, administrators, parents, and/or students and are available through the website.  The Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) as a member of the NFHS has access to these materials and as such they are available for use by our member school’s administrators, teachers, parents, and students.  Those interested in taking a course will need to register with the website and then use the search function under the “Courses” tab to find the desired course.  Most courses are offered free of charge but some courses do have a nominal fee associated with them.

Online NFHS Courses for Music Educators and Administrators

  • Introduction to Interscholastic Music – recommended for all new music educators
  • Understanding Copyright and Compliance  – recommended for all music educators
  • Introduction to Music Adjudication
  • Band Safety – NEW!!!
  • Bullying, Hazing, and Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Teaching and Modeling Behavior
  • Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Other relevant courses for Music Educators, Administrators, and Parents:

  • Concussion in Sports
  • Engaging Effectively with Parents
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Social Media
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • First Aid, Health, and Safety

Courses designed specifically for Students:

  • Concussion for Students
  • Learning Pro: Homework Helper
  • Learning Pro: Reading and Learning Strategies
  • Learning Pro: Research Skills
  • Learning Pro: Testing Tips
  • Social Media for Students

ISEA Academy is offering a bundle of these courses for re-certification credit.  For more information go to and search for the course “Copyright Issues and More: Critical NFHS Modules”.