The West Virginia University Lifetime Activities Program has combined online coursework, skills assessments and certification tests with online technology and in-class meetings in a new aquatic training program.

The Aquatic Institute 2014 will blend a broad range of learning environments. Several of the classes offered are part of an aquatic facility management minor offered through WVU. Individuals may also complete courses for non-credit instruction, to either secure new certifications or renew existing ones. Much of the course content is completed online with skills assessments on weekends or evenings.

Certification will require completion of all written assignments, practical skills tests, and certification tests. Students may earn certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction and National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited in each class, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are expected to meet all established course requirements to obtain a certification. All pool training is conducted at the WVU Natatorium and all classroom meetings are held in Coliseum Room 255.

Contact Adam Katchmarchi for questions or additional information about course content and structure at For more details, visit Registration for Aquatic Institute. For questions about registration, contact Jeannie Spadafore at 304-293-0859.

Visit for more information. WVU LAP is managed by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.



CONTACT: Kimberly Cameon, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

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