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DSW Course on

Aquatic Exercise





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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the

publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness,

wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years. At DSWFitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSWFitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service.


Courses Available for

 Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training

This advanced course reviews current literature regarding the benefits of aquatic exercise using a variety of

therapeutic interventions, including the Halliwick Concept, the Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Ai Chi, Watsu, swim

stroke training, aquatic cardiovascular training, neuromuscular training and core, upper-quarter and lower-

quarter musculoskeletal training. Learn how to apply aquatic activities to progress individual clients and how to

adapt these activities to individuals of all ages with various disease-specific conditions. Case studies are

presented and discussed throughout the course.

This is an advanced course designed for physical therapists, physical therapy aides, therapeutic aquatic

specialists and fitness and wellness professionals with previous aquatic training and experience.


Course Objectives:

 Facilitate safe and efficient use of the aquatic environment for rehabilitation and


 Instil clear understanding of indications and contraindications for treatment in

the aquatic environment.

 Illuminate the underlying properties of water.

 Review the physiology of immersion and its relationship with exercise.

 Review and highlight the application of various aquatic exercise theories to specific client cases.

 Understand the client management model within the aquatic environment.


Course Includes: 

 Study Guide with Exam

 352-page textbook, Aquatic Exercise for Rehabilitation and Training, edited by

Lori Thein Brody and Paula Richley Geigle


 40-min. DVD



Level: Advanced

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