Aquatic Facility Management

The 19 hour Aquatic Facility Management Minor prepares students to manage an aquatic facility effectively and efficiently. The students will have the opportunity to receive four different certifications needed for pool operation. The certifications students can obtain are American Red Cross Lifeguard, Water Safety Instruction, Certified Pool Operator, and Aquatic Aerobics Instructor. Students will get hands-on experience working with pool managers and aquatic directors during their internship. The Aquatic Facility Management Minor requires the completion of all required courses with a letter grade of C or higher. Most of the content for the courses is completed on line with skills assessments on weekends or evenings.


  • PE 175 Lifeguard Training 2
  • PET 324 Water Safety Instructorship 2
  • ACE 482 Certified Pool Operator 3
  • ACE 483 Aquatic Exercise Professional 3
  • ACE 484 Aquatic Staff & Programming 3
  • ACE 485 Aquatic Design & Budget 3
  • ACE 486 Aquatic Management Internship 3

Total: 19 Credit Hours


Carol Straight
Phone: (304) 293-0839