Organizations needing professional aquatic managers range from educational institutions, health & fitness facilities, to recreation natatoriums and waterparks. The demand for aquatic professional is present in private clubs and fitness centers to local, state, and federal government in a variety of departments including: parks and recreation, community services and leisure services. 

What You Will Learn

Our courses provide students with state-of-the-art information and the most recent optional agency certifications available. Students take part in multiple hands on simulations and experiences during their courses of study.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students identify common knowledge to prepare for, prevent, and respond to health and physical activity functions common to aquatic facilities.
  2. Students demonstrate the ability to lead aquatic activities safely.

Program Requirements

To earn a minor in aquatics, you will be required to first take core courses in aquatics, lifeguarding, water safety, and pool operations. 


If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Leland Yarger.

Total Credits: 18


In addition to the core courses you you will choose from elective courses that may include:

  • Aquatic Recreation Activities
  • Biomechanics of Aquatics 
  • Aquatic Facilities Management
  • Aquatic Facility Design
  • Teach/Coach Swimming and Diving

For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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