Print CourseCourse components are delivered as printed products:
- The Water Exercise book
- Study guide
- Continuing education exam
After completing this course, you will be able to design beginning to advanced aquatic workouts for fitness and rehabilitation from common injuries. In addition, you will learn appropriate water exercise protocols for various health conditions such as pregnancy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. The workout plans allow you to progress or regress programs based on individual needs.
The study guide contains a course syllabus, objectives, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course. The final exam consists of 50 multiple-choice and true-or-false questions that address concepts presented throughout the course materials.
- Define the properties of water that make aquatic exercise unique and beneficial for many populations, and identify the benefits of water exercise and guidelines for structuring, progressing, and regressing a program.
- Discuss the importance of the core for proper posture and safety of the spine, guidelines for determining repetition range, and application of the overload principle.
- Describe basic water exercises that focus on increasing joint range of motion and slightly elevating the heart rate.
- Describe intermediate exercises and explain the variables that lead to increased caloric expenditure, improved muscular strength and endurance, and greater core challenge.
- Learn how to progress water exercise programs by engaging muscles of the upper body, lower body, and core simultaneously while also challenging balance.
- Describe the common injuries and structure of major joints and the spine, and understand the water exercises recommended for rehabilitation of these joints with appropriate sets, reps or duration, and progression.
- Outline an introductory water exercise program to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility, and employ movement options to increase the intensity of the workout as fitness progresses.
- Discuss advanced aquatic training principles and the benefits of cross-training and interval training.
- Explain why clients who are pregnant or have multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis benefit from water exercise routines.
A continuing education course for aquatic exercise and group fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, and fitness coaches.
Table of ContentsPart I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Basics of Water Exercise
Chapter 2: Preparing to Get Wet
Part II: Choosing Your Exercises
Chapter 3: Warm-Up and Flexibility Segment
Chapter 4: Beginning Exercises
Chapter 5: Intermediate Exercises
Chapter 6: Advanced Exercises
Chapter 7: Deep-Water Exercises
Part III: Exercises for Common Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 8: Ankle Joint
Chapter 9: Knee Joint
Chapter 10: Hip Joint
Chapter 11: Spine
Chapter 12: Shoulder Joint
Chapter 13: Elbow and Wrist Joints
Part IV: Water Exercise Programs
Chapter 14: Basic Water Fitness
Chapter 15: Advanced Cross-Training
Chapter 16: Special Populations
Learning Activities Answer Key
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet