Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual

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Human Kinetics, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 362 pages
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Extensive updates and additions, including a full chapter on deep water training guidelines, assure that this fifth edition of the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Manualis more valuable than ever before.

With input from over 40 industry professionals, this manual is recommended for instructors, personal trainers, therapists, and facility or program managers who specialize in water exercise.

This comprehensive manual is an indispensable resource for all aquatic fitness professionals and those considering a career in the field of aquatics.

Manual topics include:
-Exercise Anatomy
-Exercise Physiology
-Applied Anatomy
-Physical Fitness
-The Aquatic Environment
-The Physical Laws
-Aquatic Fitness Equipment
-Aquatic Fitness Class Choreography
-Aquatic Exercise Programming and Leadership
-Health Risk Appraisal and Physical Screening
-Emergencies, Injuries, and Instructor Wellness
-Special Populations
-Basic Nutrition and Weight Management
-Exercise Behavior
-Business Responsibilities and Legal Concerns
-Deep Water Exercise

To further enhance learning and understanding, each chapter includes Unit Objectives, Key Questions, a Summary and Review Questions with answers.

A library of cardiorespiratory movements, toning exercises for major muscles groups and stretching options are clearly demonstrated, for both shallow and deep water programming, with over 100 full color photos.

Detailed concepts and practical applications on topics to assist the fitness professional to designing and leading safe, effective and enjoyable aquatic exercise programs.

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Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) incorporated in 1984 to provide professionals with information and instruction on conducting water programs for consumers; the association served as a chamber of commerce for aquatic fitness. Now, AEA is an internationally recognized organization of aquatic fitness education for professionals conducting aquatic exercise programs. AEA offers a certification and numerous continuing education programs throughout the world. Our Certification is currently offered in 8 languages and has been presented in 30 countries.

AEA has certified over 45,000 professionals worldwide and maintains a strong membership base with representation in over 50 countries. AEA currently offers a certification program in the United States and internationally, as well as in-depth educational programs designed to enhance leadership skills and knowledge in the aquatic fitness industry.

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