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/hour (median pay)

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 are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Certificate does not include co-op

Curriculum

Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (AFIC)

Program Prerequisites: Meet with Program Chair.

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EMS 100CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional 101
HFT 128Aquatic Group Fitness Instructor 324
Total Credits:  425

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM EP-C, CPT
(513) 569-5713
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