This online course covers the same units of study as Introduction to Adapted Aquatics Instruction plus more advanced topics. After successfully completing this online course, participants can earn their credential in Adapted Aquatics from AAPAR.
Adapted Aquatics Instructor Credentialing Prep acquaints you with the field of adapted aquatics by taking you through the same units of study as the highly effective Introduction to Adapted Aquatics Instruction course. You then go beyond the introductory information into more advanced study of topics important to planning and implementing an adapted aquatics program. This course comes packaged with two outstanding additional resources: the textbook Adapted Aquatics Programming, Second Edition, and the 45-minute DVD Introduction to Adapted Aquatics. The course concludes with a test at the end to demonstrate your mastery of the material and uncover areas where additional study might be necessary. Once you have successfully completed the online course, you are eligible to earn your credential in Adapted Aquatics from the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation. Register here!
Advanced topics covered in this course include:
Terminology for adapted aquatic instructors
Application of individualized instructional planning including writing goals and objectives specific to desired outcomes
Strategies for inclusion and addition information on the least restrictive environment
Instructional strategies and use of equipment including practical implications for designing developmentally appropriate programs and activities
This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of 21 disabilities, including learning the definition, characteristics, and secondary conditions associated with each disability; along with specific aquatic implications for participation, learning, safety, swim skill development, and contraindications. The accompanying textbook, Adapted Aquatics Programming, Second Edition, is the leading text in the field and expands upon and reinforces the content presented in the course. The DVD Introduction to Adapted Aquatics shows the current best-practices in action.
In addition to preparing you to attend the in-person training necessary for obtaining the AAPAR Adapted Aquatics Instructor credential, this course meets the mandatory certification requirements for swimming instructors specializing in training persons with developmental disabilities per Section 514.072, Florida Statutes; it also qualifies for CEUs under Pennsylvania Act 48, and through other organizations. The online delivery of this course offers the convenience of preparing for certification and meeting these training and CEU requirements at the time and place of your choosing.
Unit 1. Overview of Adapted Aquatics Unit 2.How Disability Affects Movement in Water Unit 3. Communication with Swimmers and their SignificantOthers Unit 4. Physical Support and Safety of Swimmers withDisabilities Unit 5. Inclusive Alternative Environments in Aquatics Unit 6. Unique Attributes of Swimmers with Disabilities Unit 7. Advanced Terminology for Adapted Aquatics Instructors Unit 8. Advanced Application of Individualized InstructionalPlanning Unit 9. Advanced Knowledge of Inclusion and the LeastRestrictive Environment Unit 10. Advanced Instructional Strategies and Use of Equipment
An online course for swim instructors, swim instructor trainers, physical therapists, and anyone working with individuals with disabilities who is preparing to obtain the Adapted Aquatics Instructor credential from AAPAR. This course meets the mandatory certification requirements for swimming instructors specializing in training persons with developmental disabilities per Section 514.072, Florida Statutes; it also qualifies for CEUs under Pennsylvania Act 48.