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Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual / Edition 7

Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual / Edition 7

by Aquatic Exercise Association


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Aquatic fitness is not just for older adults or those with physical limitations. Water exercise is a proven fitness activity that is challenging and fun for all age groups and abilities. It offers reduced-impact options for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Seventh Edition, is the most comprehensive resource to help you design and lead effective exercise sessions in the pool.

With contributions from 17 industry experts, you will learn how to energize your teaching with techniques and programs based on many popular fitness formats, such as kickboxing, yoga, body sculpting, Pilates, walking and jogging, circuits, intervals, and sport-specific training. You'll also find updated research on shallow- and deep-water exercise, as well as new and revised content on the following:

• Specialty equipment such as bikes, treadmills, and gym stations intended for the aquatic environment

• The latest interval training techniques, including HIIT and Tabata

• Water safety guidelines

• Aquatics recommendations from organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation

• Nutrition and weight management guidance that reflects the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

• Business and legal insights on compliance with insurance, music licensing, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

In addition, the Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual covers basic exercise science concepts, including exercise anatomy and physiology. The text reviews injuries, emergencies, and working with special populations. For those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam, you'll find a detailed glossary and index, along with review questions at the conclusion of each chapter, to help you study.

Nowhere else will you find the fitness applications and comprehensive programming you need in one convenient resource. The Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual contains essential foundational information on the components of physical fitness, group fitness teaching techniques, and the AEA Standards and Guidelines. Expand your teaching and career opportunities by cultivating the critical skills for leading safe, enjoyable, and effective aquatic exercise programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492533740
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 629,185
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) is a not-for-profit educational organization committed to the advancement of aquatic fitness worldwide. It has certified more than 45,000 professionals worldwide.


AEA is committed to increasing awareness, education, and networking opportunities to benefit professionals as well as the general public. With AEA, achieving healthy lifestyles through aquatic fitness is a global team effort. AEA embraces cultural diversity in the industry to ensure that individuals worldwide can enjoy and employ the benefits of aquatic fitness programs regardless of age, ability, goals, or interests.

Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations of Fitness and Exercise

Chapter 1. Physical Fitness

Chapter 2. Exercise Anatomy

Chapter 3. Exercise Physiology

Chapter 4. Movement Analysis

Chapter 5. Exercise Motivation and Behavior

Part II. The Aquatic Environment

Chapter 6. Physical Laws as Applied to the Aquatic Environment

Chapter 7. Pool Environment and Design

Part III. Instruction and Programming

Chapter 8. Shallow-Water Exercise

Chapter 9. Deep-Water Exercise

Chapter 10. Aquatic Exercise Leadership

Chapter 11. Aquatic Exercise Programming

Chapter 12. Special Populations and Health Conditions

Part IV. Safety, Scope of Practice, and Legal

Chapter 13. Safety, Emergencies, Injuries, and Instructor Health

Chapter 14. Basic Nutrition and Weight Management

Chapter 15. Business Issues and Legal Considerations

Appendix A. Shallow-Water Exercise

Appendix B. Deep-Water Exercise

Appendix C. Aquatic Fitness Equipment

Appendix D. Answers to Chapter Review Questions

Appendix E. Instructor Worksheets

Appendix F. Sample Class Formats




A reference for Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) members, AEA-certified professionals, aquatic exercise instructors, and fitness instructors. Also a resource for individuals preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification exam.

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