Aquatics Major

Ball State's aquatics program offers the most comprehensive aquatics degree in the country. You will take courses in facilities management, pool operation, and facilities design and gain an outstanding knowledge of aquatics. Several courses include certifications in aquatics, lifesaving, scuba, and other areas.
Aquatic Program 

Curriculum: 59 credit hours, 126 credit hours total required to graduate.

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)

AQUA 190 - Introduction to Aquatics
AQUA 479 - Aquatics Internship

Required Courses (34 hours)

AQUA 216 - Lifeguard Training 
AQUA 260 - First Responder
EXSCI 292 - Anatomy
EXSCI 294 - Anatomical Kinesiology
AQUA 313 - Biomechanics of Aquatics
AQUA 315 - Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
AQUA 316 - Aquatic Fitness Instructor
AQUA 404 - Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) 
AQUA 454 - Swimming Pool Operation and Maintenance
AQUA 455 - Aquatic Facilities Management and Programming
AQUA 457 - Aquatic Facility Design
AQUA 458 - Aquatic Leadership and Staff Development

Directed Electives (Select 10 credit hours)

AQUA 120 - Aquatics Special Topics/Workshop
AQUA 212 - Aquatic Recreation Activities 
AQUA 219 - Aquatic Sports Officiating
AQUA 220 - Open Water Scuba
AQUA 221 - Advanced SCUBA Diver
AQUA 224 - Divemaster
AQUA 225 - Assistant Scuba Instructor
AQUA 301 - Instructor of CPR and First Aid
AQUA 314 - Teaching and Coaching Swimming
AQUA 456 - Camp Waterfront Administration

For more information, please see our Aquatics Major brochure or contact Leland Yarger at ljyarger@bsu.edu or 765-285-8282

School of Physical Education, Sport, & Exercise Science
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 360
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8746
Fax: 765-285-8254