The 18 credit hour minors prepare students for employment opportunities in the aquatic career field. Courses provide students with state-of-the-art information and the most recent agency certifications available. Our effort is to develop and produce quality graduates who have the appropriate skills and certifications to obtain employment in an aquatic profession. If you have a strong background in some aquatic area, or are interested in developing into an aquatic professional, these minors are for you!

Common Core:

Both minors in aquatics share a common core – 12 credit hours:

  • AQUA 190 - Introduction to Aquatics An introduction to such topics as career opportunities, industry trends, and industry practice. Aquatics concepts, theory, and publications will be discussed. Aquatic related terminology, research, and fundamentals to aquatic oversight are studied. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 216 - Lifeguard Training Teaches the skills and knowledge necessary to become a certified lifeguard. Includes CPR, FA, AED, 02, and PDT Training. Advanced topics include techniques for open water and surf rescue. Optional certification fee. Prerequisite: successful completion of intermediate swimming skills test. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 315 - Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Swimming and rescue skills necessary to complete certification for a Water Safety Instructor program. Emphasizes a broad range of other aquatic experiences and teaching methodologies. Optional certification fee. Prerequisite: successful completion of swimming test. 3.000 Credit hours
  • AQUA 454 - Swimming Pool Operation and Maintenance Provides information on pool circulation, filtration, sanitation, and administrative procedures for the pool operator or aquatics specialist. Opportunity to earn operation credentials with successful completion. 3.000 Credit hours

For more information, see our aquatics minors brochure or contact Leland Yarger.