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.

10 hours (a minimum of 7 hours of classes with AQUA prefix)

AQUA 120 - Aquatics Special Topics/Workshop.
AQUA 213 - Introduction to Sailing.
AQUA 217 - Canoe and Kayak.
AQUA 219 - Aquatic Sports Officiating.
AQUA 220 - Open Water Scuba.
AQUA 221 - Advanced SCUBA Diver.
AQUA 224 - Divemaster.
AQUA 225 - Assistant Scuba Instructor.
PEP 231 - Principles and Philosophies of Coaching Sports.
AQUA 255 - Practicum in Aquatics.
AQUA 301 - Instructor of CPR and First Aid.
AQUA 314 - Teaching and Coaching Swimming.
AQUA 317 - Teaching Diving, Water Polo, and Synchro Swim.
PEP 326 - Adapted Water Exercise.
PEP 331 - Organization and Planning for Coaching Sports.
AT 340 - Prevention and Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries.
AQUA 355 - Internship in Aquatics.
PEP 409 - Psychological/Social Issues in Sport.
AQUA 456 - Camp Waterfront Administration.

For more information, please 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