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Pre Requisite for all Certifications - Vertical Water Training (VWT): The Charlene Kopansky Method pre-requisite
Required: Current CALA
membership: fees $49 annual fee + tax

CALA offers 2 Paths
Path 1
Healthy and Functioning Participants: Regular Programs
Path 2
Post Rehab and Unhealthy or Low Functioning Participants: Healing Waters Program

Path 1 Healthy Functioning - Regular Programs

CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training (VWT): The Charlene Kopansky Method
• 20-24 hours - Pre-Requisite VWT Course:
• Open Book Theory Exam : 2.5 hours
•
Includes Active Theory and Practical Application through Experiential Learning
Choose one or more of the following CALA Specialty Certifications: 16-20 hours each (16-20 CECs)
Certification Requirements for each Specialty: Must complete VWT open book theory exam
GAF
Group Aquafit

Assignment
Must be submitted to CALA assessor, prior to practical assessment

Practical Assessment
Teach a 30 minute mini-aqua fitness class including warm up; workout (cardio and muscle conditioning) and stretch cool down

WR
Water Running

Theory Exam
Open Book Theory Exam & Case Study: 1.5 hours

Practical Assessment
Teach a 30 minute mini water running / aqua jogging class including warm up; workout and stretch cool down

AKBOX
Aqua Kick Box

Theory Assignment
Submit assignment to assessor before completing practical assessment

Practical Assessment
Teach a 30 minute mini aqua kick box including warm up; workout and stretch cool down

APPN
Aqua Pre/Post
Natal

Theory Exam
Open Book Theory Exam: 1.5 hours

Practical Assessment
Teach a 30 minute mini aqua natal class including warm up; workout and stretch cool down

HYDRO
Hydro
 Rider

Currently under revision

 

AOA
Aqua for
Older
Adults

Currently under revision

APT
Aqua
Personal
Training

Currently under revision

 

AYogaLinerar
Aqua Yoga
Linerar
ME***

Assignment
TBD

Practical Assessment
TBD

Assignment (Class Plan + 30 MINUTE PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT (INCLUDING ALL ASPECTS OF A SESSION)
***Aqua Yoga - Unique Theory / Practical Assessments

Path 2 Post Rehab & Unhealthy or Low Functioning Participants: Healing Waters Programs

Pre-requisite 1

• CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training (VWT): The Charlene Kopansky Method
• 20-24 hours - Pre-Requisite VWT Course:
• Open Book Theory Exam : 2.5 hours
• Includes Active Theory and Practical Application through Experiential Learning

Pre-requisite 2
• CALA Introduction to Healing Waters:
• 16 hours - Pre Requisite HW-INTRO Course:
• Includes Active Theory and Practical Application through Experiential Learning
Theory Exam
• Open Book Theory Exam & Case Study : 1.5 hours
Choose one or more of the following CALA Healing Waters:
• Speciality Certification 8-20 hours each
• Note: The following Healing Waters Specialty Certification Courses are under consideration
AA
Healing Waters:
Aqua Arthritis and Joint Disorders

Theory Exam
Open Book Theory Exam & Case Study: 1.5 hours
Practical Assessment
Teach a 30 minute mini aqua arthritis class including warm up; workout and stretch cool down

HW:HYDRO
Healing Waters:
HydroRider

In development

HW:APT
Healing Waters:
Personal
Training

In development

 

HW:LBP
Healing Waters:
Lower Back Pain

In development

 

HW:FALLS
Healing Waters:
Falls Prevention

In development

 

HW:ASI
Healing Waters Program: Aqua Sports Injury:
 

In development
 

Under consideration: Research and Developing
Cardiovascular Diseases •  Pulmonary Diseases • Metabolic Diseases •  Immunological and Hemotogogical Disorders •  Orthopaedic Diseases and Disabilities •  Neuromuscular Disorders •  Cognitive Psychological and Sensory Disorder •  Post Burn

 

 

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