University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Aquatics Minor

The Aquatic option prepares students to assume responsibilities related to aquatic-related responsibilities. Students are provided knowledge in areas such as teaching, administration, and coaching related to areas of aquatics. A practicum and internship presents students with the opportunity to demonstrate aquatic related skills in recreational, school, clinical, or private setting.

  • The option will prepare students to earn various certifications that are now becoming requirements for aquatic related positions. The student would be eligible to earn 17 professional certifications including the following: American Red Cross Water Safety or Lifeguard Instructor, or National Swim Coaches Association Level 1 & 2.
  • Potential career opportunities include: Director of Aquatics, Aquatic Exercise Leader or Instructor, or United States Swimming/NSCA swimming coach. Additional career and professional information may be found on the following web links: US Swimming, American Red Cross, or Health Promotion Career Network.

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School of Education
Admissions and Enrollment Services
5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
PHONE: 412-648-2230
FAX: 412-648-1899
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Department Contact

Kevin McLaughlin
University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
148 Trees Hall
PHONE: 412-383-8774