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Aquatic & Fitness Professional Association - International

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We offer 6 high quality peer reviewed certifications that include a individual practical exam and 1.5-2.5 hour written exam that includes short answer questions. All are available by Distance Certification which utilizes and proctor and video of the practical to maintain the high quality of our certified professionals.
World Class Water Aerobic Certification (Core Certification) Senior Fitness/Aquatic Arthritis Aquatic Kickboxing
Aquatic Personal Training Certification-Level 1 Aquatic Personal Training Certification-Advanced World Class LAND Aerobic Certification
World Class Water Aerobic Certification (Core Certification)
A Complete core/primary Course for the Aqua Aerobics Instructor.
Study Materials include Manual, Study Guide, Study Guide Review DVD, How to Teach Water Aerobics DVD and Aquatic Shallow Dictionary with sample Practicals DVD, and Continuous Choreography DVD
Our Water is accepted by Silver Splash as a primary.
  • Learn effective building blocks to Pattern building styles
  • Dictionary of Standardized Aquatic Terms
  • Learn how to construct and cue routines & combinations
  • Learn about aquatic exercise intensity and how to modify intensity for a variety of populations
  • Learn the basics about: exercise physiology, kinesiology,
  • energy systems, metabolic systems, and the benefits of aquatic fitness
  • Learn water dynamics, water specific moves, training methodologies, and the components of fitness.
  • Learn about safety considerations and special populations.

Pre-requisites

  • Current CPR
  • Completion of course study material & study guide
  • Preparation of Practical Routine (20 Min.)
Add that Professional Touch to Your Classes
Learn musical phrasing and usage, 4 bell curves structures for intensity, and 5 of the standard pattern building methods
(links, add-ons, pyramids, layers, and holding patterns) and how to keep your choreography continuously fresh using the Construction Techniques and the A-PAI dictionary of Aquatic Moves.
Aquatic Personal Training Certification-Level 1 and Advanced

A manual for land and water fitness assessments, liability information and forms, exercises and safety consernds for many speical population, how to program and keep journals, exercise science. 2 hour of DVD lecture, the Master Dictionary of Moves in paper and DVD's, equipment usages and exexicses DVD plus Prep for Aquatic PT DVD.

ADVANCED LEVEL ADDITION AVAILABLE AS HOMESTUDY.
  • Learn the objectives, considerations, responsibilities, and legal aspects of personal training.
  • Learn client programming
  • Learn the paperwork, journal maintenance, and progress tracking.
  • Learn how to administer fitness assessments.
  • Learn the basics about: exercise analysis for the muscles, joint actions, planes, levers, and kinesology
  • Learn how to effective use and analyze equipment
  • Learn about analyzing type of workout
  • Learn about fitness considerations for special populations

Pre-requisites

  • Current CPR
  • Completion of course study material.
  • Current primary/core certification or a National land PT Certification, or a degree/field in Exercise Science
If You Use Equipment You Want This Class
In the water, everything changes. Simply transferring moves and exercises to the water does not mean
you are working the same muscles the same way. This class will instruct you on how the targeted muscle groups and forces change
if you use buoyancy, resistance, or weighted equipment. Be able to accurately know what muscles you are working and how.
The information in this class is applicable to all types of classes and all special populations.
Learn how to determine the “effective weight” of buoyancy equipment in the water.
Senior Fitness/Aquatic Arthritis
A Certification for The Fastest Growing Segment of Our PopulationThe “Must Know” Basics for Working with Seniors and Arthritis

Includes manuals, lecture and water DVDs and study guide DVD, and How to Teach Water Aerobics DVD

  • To review the physical changes in seniors and arthritis
  • To review the anchored aquatic dictionary
  • To understand the goals for these special populations and review the industry recommendations and concerns
  • To properly understand and develop safe effective routines

Pre-requisites

  • Current CPR
  • Completion of course study material.
  • Reccommended Primary/CORE Certification
This class will teach you what you need to know for the most rapidly growing segment of our population. A 3 hour lecture on the
demographics, objectives, safety concerns and senior/arthritis specific moves is followed by a 1 hour demo in the pool emphaisizing
Anchored Aquatix. Become prepared to effectively and safely handle these fun loving older adults.
Aquatic Kickboxing
Safe, Effective, Fun Implementation of the Latest Fitness Craze

Includes manual 2 DVD's with lecture and practicals and H2O/TKO Workshops

  • To review safety in class construction and in special populations
  • To understand the difference between kickboxing and group fitness
  • To adapt the sport, but maintain most of its form
  • To review the moves and their proper form
  • To review proper patterning and combination development techniques

Pre-requisites

  • Current CPR
  • Completion of course study material
  • Reccommended Primary/Core certification
If Teach Kickboxing You Want this Class
Make it Fun – Make it Intense – Make it Safe. This is a fun-intense-interval type workout, but it requires special education for the instructor to keep it safe muscularly balanced, and effective. Keep the core of proper kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do patterns, moves, and techniques, but skillfully adapt it for group fitness.
World Class LAND Aerobic Certification
A Complete primary course for the Aerobics Instructor.
Study Materials include Manual, Study Guide and 2 DVD's with sample routines, , How to Teach Aerobics handout with 2 DVD's and Continuous Choreography for Step and Hi/Lo handout with 2 DVD's
Our Land certification is accepted by Silver Sneakers as a primary.
  • Learn effective building blocks to Pattern building styles
  • Review basic Hi/Lo and the 5 basic foot patterns that make all step combinations
  • Learn how to construct and cue routines & combinations for multi-level classes
  • Learn about exercise intensity and how to modify intensity for a variety of populations
  • Learn the basics about:  exercise physiology, kinesiology, energy systems, metabolic systems, and the benefits of aquatic fitness

  • Learn training methodologies, and the components of fitness
  • Learn about safety considerations for speed,   height of step, proper body mechanics and special populations.
  • Pre-requisites
    ·       Current CPR
    ·       Completion of course study material & study guide.
    Preparation of Practical Routine (20 Min.)

Add that Professional Touch to Your Classes

Learn musical phrasing and usage, 4 bell curves structures for intensity, and 5 of the standard pattern building methods (links, add-ons, pyramids, layers, and holding patterns) and how to keep your choreography continuously fresh. This routines developed in the course are never the same twice.