Level 2 Water-Based Exercise Qualification (Aqua)

Professionals within the Level 2 Water-Based Exercise Qualification (Aqua) should have a knowledge of:

Anatomy and physiology including:
- the heart and circulatory system
- the respiratory system
- structure and function of the skeleton
- musculoskeletal system
- postural and core stability
- the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise

How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating

How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme

How to plan and prepare a water-based exercise session with apparently healthy adults both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed

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Relevant links:

Register of Exercise Professionals - http://www.exerciseregister.org/

Uk Active - http://www.ukactive.com/


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