Career Opportunities

What can you do with an Aquatic Program Degree?

Aquatic: Director, Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager, Superintendent, Operations Director

Base wage range at Senior Colleges and Universities: $21,280- $42,687 annually. Range varies from Region to Region. WEST coast is highest; EAST coast is second with SOUTH CENTRAL being the lowest. Typically Park and Recreation Departments nationwide pay up to 15% more than the range listed for starting base.

  • Assistant Recreation: Director, Administrator, Superintendent
  • Instructor/Coach of Aquatics: Swim team, Dive team
  • Beach Patrol/Marina: Director, Supervisor
  • Operator of Athletic, Recreation, Fitness Facilities with aquatic venues
  • Pool Operator
  • Graduate Assistant in Aquatics-Can lead to an Instructor position at a College/University
  • Aquatic Consultant
  • Aquatic Facility: Construction Manager, Project Manager
  • Professional Lifeguard
  • Swimming Instructor
  • Entrepreneur in Aquatics/Safety
  • Scuba Instructor/Dive Shop Operator
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