Aquatic Facility Management

Minor Code - U080

The 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. For more information, contact Valerie Wayda, Chair, Coaching & Teaching Studies at (304) 293-0830 or e-mail at or Carol Straight, Advising Center at (304) 293-0839 or email at

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all minor courses
PE 175Lifeguard Training2
PET 324Water Safety Instructorships2
ACE 482Certified Pool Operator3
ACE 483Aquatic Exercise Professional3
ACE 484Aquatic Staff and Programming3
ACE 485Aquatic Design and Budget3
ACE 486Aquatic Management Internship3
Total Hours19