Aquatics 1: Principles Of Aquatics Management

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In this course, learners will begin to examine aquatics and aquatics management.




Aquatics professionals must be able to adapt to their constantly evolving field. This course begins by outlining the broad range of topics that aquatics professionals must know, including different types of aquatic facilities and activities. A brief history of aquatics helps explain how modern aquatic activities and spaces have come to be. The course concludes with effective management practices in aquatic spaces.

This course is part of the Aquatics Management Certificate program, although a student may take the course individually without enrolling in the Verified Online Aquatics Management Certificate. The course culminates with a multiple choice assessment quiz and an assigned writing piece that will be added to your Aquatics Management Certificate program portfolio. Participants who successfully complete all elements of the program will receive proof of completion of the program. Additionally, participants who enroll in the certificate program will receive individual feedback via electronic means from course Instructors.

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Course Schedule

This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed. This course includes the following elements.

Elements of the course:

  • Informational text
  • Interactive practice activities
  • Learn More opportunities
  • Supplemental reference materials

If you are taking the course outside of the certificate program, you will be assessed only via the multiple choice quiz. You are welcome to work on the portfolio assignment, but you will not be able to upload your assignment for expert review.

Course Chapters

  • History of Aquatic Development
  • Management Philosophy
  • Management Action Pillars

Be able to:

  • Define aquatics and aquatic management.
  • List the principles of aquatic management.
  • Understand the purpose of action pillars.
  • Identify aquatic spaces.
  • Draft mission, vision, and values statements.
  • Describe historical advancements that have expanded the field of aquatics.

Recommended Background

The course will be most beneficial for new and existing aquatic managers. If you are taking this course as part of the Aquatics Management Certificate program, it is highly recommended that you have sustained access to an aquatics facility.


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