Introduction to Aquatic Personal Training


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Author: June M. Chewning MA
Provider: Fitness Learning Systems

Expand your training potential and income by learning how to successfully train in the aquatic environment. This course helps you gain understanding of the aquatic environment and the properties of the water. The water’s viscosity provides resistance that surrounds you and provides “work” for every movement in every direction. The water’s buoyancy reduces body mass, reduces impact to weight bearing joints, and reduces spinal decompression in deep water. The water’s hydrostatic pressure affects many of the body’s physiological functions. If you want to be successful as an aquatic personal trainer, learn about the special benefits and qualities the aquatic environment has to offer and incorporate that knowledge into your personal training sessions. This course is part one of a three course certificate program. Part two is Aquatic Personal Training Programming, part three is Applied Anatomy: Land and Water.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course you will:

  • Know basic requirements for personal training in the aquatic environment.
  • Discover opportunities for aquatic personal training.
  • Understand the effects of water immersion on human anatomy and physiology.
  • Be able to effectively train in the aquatic environment with proper knowledge of aquatic exercise environmental factors including water temperature, humidity and air temperature, water quality, air quality, pool considerations, and acoustical factors.
  • Know basic dress for aquatic exercise and personal training.
  • Understand basic properties of the water including viscosity, buoyancy, heat dissipation, hydrostatic pressure, and surface tension.
  • Have a general knowledge of basic aquatic training formats including shallow water, deep water, transitional water, and mixed formats.
  • Learn and review American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) workout component guidelines with considerations and adaptations for the aquatic environment.
  • See sample work outs for personal training in the aquatic environment.
  • Learn recognition of a water crisis and basic assist/rescue skills for the aquatic environment.

# of Hours: 3

Certification Agency # of CECs

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