Required Common Core - 12 Hours

  • AQUA 190 - Introduction to Aquatics An introduction to such topics as career opportunities, industry trends, and industry practice. Aquatics concepts, theory, and publications will be discussed. Aquatic related terminology, research, and fundamentals to aquatic oversight are studied. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 216 - Lifeguard Training Teaches the skills and knowledge necessary to become a certified lifeguard. Includes CPR, FA, AED, 02, and PDT Training. Advanced topics include techniques for open water and surf rescue. Optional certification fee. Prerequisite: successful completion of intermediate swimming skills test. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 315 - Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Swimming and rescue skills necessary to complete certification for a Water Safety Instructor program. Emphasizes a broad range of other aquatic experiences and teaching methodologies. Optional certification fee. Prerequisite: successful completion of swimming test. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 454 - Swimming Pool Operation and Maintenance Provides information on pool circulation, filtration, sanitation, and administrative procedures for the pool operator or aquatics specialist. Opportunity to earn operation credentials with successful completion. 3.000 Credit hours


Complete 6 hours from:

  • AQUA 212 - Aquatic Recreation Activities Provides entry-level knowledge and skill practice in canoe, kayak, sailing, water polo, and synchronized swimming. Students learn the basics in each of these areas including nomenclature, rules and regulations as appropriate for the content area. Students with entry-level swimming skills are welcome. Lab fee required. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 215 - Intermediate Swimming Designed for all physical education majors and aquatic students looking to improve their stroke techniques. Emphasizes basic performance techniques in swimming, diving, and aquatic skills. Prepares students for success in the AQUA 315 (WSI) course. Prerequisite: successful completion of entry-level skills tests. 1.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 219 - Aquatic Sports Officiating An introduction to the theory and practice of officiating swimming and springboard diving. 1.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 313 - Biomechanics of Aquatics Provides an opportunity to observe, participate, experiment with, and apply biomechanical principles in swimming. Students will be able to observe and evaluate competitive swimming, competitive diving, recreational swimming, and therapeutic exercise. 2.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 314 - Teaching and Coaching Swimming and Diving Focuses on the application of skills, tactics, and strategies of competitive swimming and diving. Includes entry level to advanced knowledge concepts and skills. Competitive swimming and diving experience is not needed. Skill sessions take into account the student's individual willingness and abilities. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 316 - Aquatic Fitness Instructor Introduction to the objectives, format, and water exercise classes, emphasizing participation and application of fitness and related concepts to selected water aerobic activities. Optional certification fee. Prerequisite: successful completion of swimming test the first week of class. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 404 - Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Trains students to be Lifeguard Instructors. Training includes LG, CPR, FA, AED, 02, and PDT skills. Advanced topics include open water and surf techniques. Certification available upon successful completion. Optional certification fee. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 455 - Aquatic Facilities Management and Programming Study of organization and administration to prepare the aquatic professional for management of indoor and outdoor facilities. Includes facility inspection, safety and sanitation procedures, and activity, sport, and recreational aspects of pools, lakes, camps, and beach fronts. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 456 - Campus Waterfront Administration A study in camp specific programming, waterfront safety, design, and administration. 2.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 457 - Aquatic Facility Design A study in swimming pools, their design, and utilization. Includes lighting, basin design, and deck construction for commercial pools. No previous architecture experience required. 2.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 458 - Aquatic Leadership and Staff Development Provides information to become an effective leader. Aquatic facility financial management is discussed in depth, as accounting principles apply to aquatic facilities. Certification for aquatic leadership is available if the student meets the required qualifications. Optional certification fee. 3.000 Credit hours