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Aquatic Arthritis Instructor Certification

There are more than 100 diseases in the arthritis category and it is widely accepted that most of the symptoms may be greatly benefited through functional water exercise programming. This educational program will review progressive exercise inventory to  design a safe, effective and well balanced program based on an understanding that many clients attending programs will require less intense and low impact options.

Instructors will review functional range of motion and joint action as well as review how to help people with limitations so that they may be helped with functional well-being. 

The goal of this program is to provide a  balanced approach to train and target cardiopulmonary benefits, functional fitness, muscular endurance and strength, balance, posture and flexibility training. The WaterART working positions will be introduced to provide multi level programming to help each participant train at an appropriate intensity and low impact  - for a safer yet functional approach to benefitting the many people who suffer from the many forms of arthritis or painful movement. This program will also introduce the use of flotation as well as resistive devices to provide both work and rest for people suffering with Arthritis. Water specific equipment such as noodles and resistive paddles for improved performance. Water Walking and Tai Chi movements will be incorporated to train mobility, gait and balance.

This program is available via Onsite or Home Study Training

The Onsite Instructor Training program includes:

  • 8 hours training (4 hours pool time)

  • Arthritis Instructor Manual withStudy Guide Questions and Answers

  • Laminated program card for pool side use,

  • DVD090 (2 DVDs) - Arthritis Instructor Shallow H20 Mobility and Range of Motion Programs

  • Certificate of Course Completion

  • Speciality Examination Process

  • This program is worth 8.0 WaterART, 8.0 OFC/FPAO, 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 for onsite education or purchase date of home study).  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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  • NEW Professionals without WaterART Instructor Certification click here

  • If you are currently a WaterART Certified professional, click here




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