Aquatic Options 2:
Special Populations and Post Rehabilitation Fitness Training

By: Monique Acton, MES
Laurie Denomme, B Kinesiology
Judi Powers, MS Clinical Exercise Physiology
without CE $45.00

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Approved for:
5.0 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
5.0 Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
0.5 Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institution (ATRI)
2.5 National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
0.5 National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
5.0 National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
5.0 YMCA
0.5 Council on Prof. Stand. Kinesiotherapy (COPS-KT)
5.0 World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)

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Education Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisites: Basic Choreography Skills
Target Audience: Aquatic Fitness Professional, Group Fitness, Personal Trainer

Course Description:
This course is the second module in the Aquatic Options series. Aquatic Options was specifically designed for aquatic fitness professionals, Personal Trainers, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Recreational Therapists, and any professional working with special populations and post rehab individuals in the aquatic environment. In this course you will learn simple modifications for participants with specific medical conditions including arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. This module provides an introduction to the assessment, evaluation, documentation and reporting process. In addition, you will gain the confidence to choose appropriate equipment for all of the populations discussed in both courses. Put together all that you have learned in both courses using the sample programs provided and be able to design your own safe and effective aquatic fitness programming.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course you will:

  • Understand concepts for how to get started working with special populations in the aquatic environment including standard of care and risk management.
  • Be introduced to personal fitness screening and learn how to select appropriate pre and post assessment tools.
  • Learn documenting processes and how to build communication and referrals with the medical community. Identify aquatic training options for special populations including:
    • Deconditioned and Moderately Obese.
    • Diabetes mellitus.
    • Cardiovascular Diseases.
    • Osteoarthritis.
  • Describe exercise training principles specific to exercise in the water.
  • Review resistance training exercises for many musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Understand the program components for a safe and effective aquatic work out including warm up, endurance and conditioning, and cool down and stretch.
  • Learn how to select appropriate aquatic exercise equipment and use the equipment effectively.
  • Understand effective aquatic equipment progressions.

ISBN# 978-1-935746-20-1

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