Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (AFIC)

Description

The Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor certificate prepares students to design and lead comprehensive aquatic classes for clients at various fitness levels. Program graduates are prepared to take the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) national certification examination to become a Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional.

Graduates may be employed by health clubs, corporate fitness centers, recreation programs, hospitals, or senior centers. Job activities may include designing safe aquatic classes, scheduling classes, and assisting clients with goal setting and motivation.

Related Programs

Program Code

AFIC.CT

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Design and lead comprehensive aquatic classes for clients at various fitness levels
  • Take the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) national certification examination to become a Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$15.25 median hourly salary

Employment Outlook

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 13 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs is expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.

Curriculum

Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (AFIC)

Program Prerequisites: AFL 085 Applications of College Reading and Writing and AFM 090 Foundations of Basic Mathematics or appropriate placement test scores.

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EMS 100 CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional 1 0 1
HFT 128 Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor 3 2 4
Total Credits:   4 2 5

Contacts

Program Chair
Henry (Trey) Morgan, MS, ATC
(513) 569-4252
Advisor
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM EP-C, CPT, Advisor, Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate
(513) 569-5713
melinda.piles@cincinnatistate.edu