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.
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 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.
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.
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