The Division of Exercise Physiology of West Virginia University offers a special emphasis area in aquatic therapy, which is available to both graduates and undergraduates. Aquatic therapy is a rapidly developing health profession with increasing job opportunities.
It is an area presently staffed by Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. West Virginia University is the ONLY University in the United States to offer a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students to sit for the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation exam, the national certifying exam for the Aquatic Therapists. The curriculum provides many opportunities for a variety of aquatic certifications that prospective employers value and seek out in their employees.
The first class, offered Fall Semester, can be taken as a sophomore or junior.
For more information contact Lori Sherlock, M.S., C.S.C.S., A.T.R.I.C. at (304)293-6509 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The emphasis area curriculum is a total of 15 credit hours:
- EXPH 450
Theory of Aquatic Therapy
- EXPH 451
Application of Aquatic Therapy
- EXPH 452
Aquatic Therapy Facility Management
- EXPH 491 or 672
Professional Field Placement