The Pre & Post Natal Instructor Program will provide practical suggestions for developing and teaching pre & post natal exercise in either a group exercise or one on one training environment. Although, exercise is safe during pregnancy, exercise may not be undertaken in the same way as prior to conception.
Realize that the expectant mother is drawn to the water for protection and soothing qualities and may greatly benefit from training in this environment.
However, there are a lot of safety and contraindications to exercise.
Therefore, an instructor needs to know how to modify and program specific to the goals, needs and difference in health histories.
This program will help you to learn specific exercises to help the women for prepare for labour and delivery of her baby.
1 . Review the physiological demands on the body's energy systems as imposed by maternal exertion, specific to the water environment.
2 . Formulate appropriate exercise inventory for the pregnant AND postpartum woman in the water environment.
3. Promote and market programs either as a separate entity or as part of a regular group exercise program.
4. Show target exercises for muscular endurance to prepare for labour and delivery
5. To modifications for range of motion and flexibility exercises
Onsite training 8 hours training (4 hours pool time),
Pre & Post Natal Instructor Manual,
Study Guide questions & answers
Laminated program card for pool side use,
DVD022 - Pre & Post Natal Instructor Program
Certification Exam Process (theory & practical)
Certificate of Course Completion
This program is worth 8.0 WaterART, 4.0 CFP ,8.0 OFC, 8.0 OKA, 8.0 AFPA, 8.0 AEA continuing education credits.
Online Profile & Certification Diploma upon successful completion of the exams.
NOTE: You will have up to six months to complete the certification exams (after the training date). Theory is take home or applied theory. Practical is onsite assessment OR DVD/Video submission. If you are currently certified and qualified with WaterART, you will only need to complete the theory exam. In doing so, this will update your qualifications with a new specialty level of certification as well as re-qualify your existing levels of certification for 2 years from the pass date of your new certification.
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