H2O Sports Conditioning Certification Home Study


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We all know that commitment to an exercise regime is the key to a healthy lifestyle and that there are more benefits than risks for choosing to exercise. In a regular aquatic class, an instructor usually finds the group comprised of people of all ages and physical conditions. There can be a variety of fitness skills from the beginner through to the high level athlete. So why are some people not achieving an optimal performance in the water? This may be because too often only group exercise programs are offered or the one size fits all approach.

In a regular group program everyone is cued to go at their own pace and perform the exercises to reflect their ability. Here, one of the most challenging tasks is attempting to train every participant to perform correct technique to achieve their individual goals using the same exercises. Although exercises can be programmed for progression to increase the intensity, expecting everyone to follow instruction is not a realistic. While some people will get a good workout, some will never reach their potential because they come more for the camaraderie than the motivation and are happy with the format.

All candidates must submit both a theory and practical assessment.


What is a Sports Conditioning Program?

It is an effective workout which is easy to learn and requires no swimming skills. This vertical water fitness program combines the toning of weight training, the cardiovascular benefits of aerobics and the enhanced flexibility using buoyancy all in one fat burning, high endurance workout. Water provides three dimensional resistances to tone and strengthen muscles. It is joint friendly and helps prevent and heal injuries.

Course materials

  • WaterART H2O Sports Conditioning Specialist Manual (300 pages)
  • Study Guide Questions & Answers
  • Online streaming of the following videos:
    • DVD030-Sports Conditioning Workout
    • DVD042-Advanced Buoyancy Cuffs
    • DVD055-Aquatic Cycling
    • DVD056-Deep H20 Running
    • DVD067-Boot Camp
    • DVD021-Finning
  • Hard copies of DVDs can be purchased separately
  • Laminated pool reference cards
  • Certification Exam Process
  • E-Diploma and Online profile when successful with examination process
  • 16.0 CECs for WaterART

Table of Contents & Learning Objectives


Introduction Advisory Board & Authors
Chapter 1 Sports Conditioning Goes to the Liquid Gym
Chapter 2 Program Applications & Design:  Cycling, Boot Camp, Finning, Deep H2O Running, Foam Dumbbells, Circuits & Intervals
Chapter 3 Specifics for Cardiovascular Training
Chapter 4 Specifics for Target Training Muscular Endurance, Strength, Power/Plyometrics and Flexibility
Chapter 5 Re-Training: Posture and Balance for Injury Prevention
Chapter 6 Getting your Sports Conditioning Program Started
Chapter 7 Program Ideas for Individual & Group Sports
Chapter 8 Sports Injuries & The Healing Benefits of Water
Chapter 9 How to Complete the Certification Process, Theory Exam And Practical Assessment Marking Templates

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Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 36 × 31 × 9 cm
Video Option

App Video Steaming, Hard Copy DVD

DVD Access

DVD021, DVD042, DVD055, DVD056, DVD067