Aquatics Specialist Certificate

Division: Kinesiology

Financial Aid Eligible

The Aquatics Specialist Certificate: Primary emphasis is to prepare the student for occupational competency in swimming instruction as recommended by the state of California and the American Red Cross. Course work in KIN 235 C, KIN 255 C, and KIN 256 C may use credit for prior learning approval based on current Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR, Life Guarding and Water Safety Instruction at the discretion of the division. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 16-17 units.

Required Courses (5 units):
KIN 112 CSwimming-Intermediate-Advanced1
KIN 235 C First Aid, CPR and Emergencies (formerly PE 235 C)3
KIN 255 C Lifeguarding (formerly PE 237 C)1
Elective Courses (11-12 units):11-12
Surfing (formerly PE 122 C)0.5-1
Springboard Diving (formerly PE 136 C)0.5-1
Springboard Diving - Intermediate - Advanced0.5-1
Swim for Fitness (formerly PE 149 C)0.5-1
Water Aerobics (formerly PE 151 C)0.5-1
Aqua Zumba0.5-1
Aqua Bootcamp0.5-1
Water Polo (formerly PE 146 C)0.5-1
Athletic Injuries-Prevention and Care (formerly PE 236 C)3
Sports Management (formerly PE 247 C)3
Psychology of Sport3
Kinesiology - Internship Sem3
Water Safety Instruction (formerly PE 238 C)2
Nutrition Science and Applic3
Honors Nutr Science and Appl
Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Services3
Principles of Community Recreation
Rec. Sport Lead. & Dev. Grps3
Outdoor Recreation and Camp Counseling3
Exercise Testing and Prescript3
Total Units16-17

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Acquire workforce preparation skills, including advanced lifesaving techniques and water safety, to become certified lifeguard.