Exercise and Aquatic Instructor Training and Recertification- Clanton, AL

Training Information

Become a Certified Instructor of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatic Program! Learn how to help others take control of their arthritis through this valuable program.

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatics Program Instructor Training will provide you with the in-depth knowledge necessary to successfully lead Exercise and Aquatic Program classes.

    Training fee information and the registration form can be found below. Please read the following then complete the online registration application at the bottom of this page.
Role:

Plan and lead quality Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatic Program classes. Position Description


Prerequisites for attending an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor Training Workshop include:
  • MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM AT LEAST 25 YARDS USING ANY STROKE WITHOUT STOPPING
  • JUMP INTO DEEP WATER, SURFACE, AND EITHER FLOAT FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 MINUTES OR TREAD WATER FOR A MINIMUM OF 1 MINUTE
  • AND PERFORM THE RECOVERY POSITION FROM FACE UP AND FACE DOWN IN SHALLOW AND DEEP WATER
  • CPR Certification
  • Compliance with Leader Statement of Understanding Other desirable abilities include:
    Notification:
      You will be notified when you are accepted into the course and be sent more information within two weeks. Please register at least 10 days prior to the class. Online registration will close 1 week before the scheduled class.

    For the class:
      Binder, lunch and snacks will be provided. Please bring coffee, tea or other beverages if you wish. Once accepted into the course, you will be mailed a pre-training booklet to be completed for to the workshop. Complete the booklet and bring it to the training. You must attend the entire training.

    Staying Certified:
      In order to remain certified by the Arthritis Foundation, you must:
  • Successfully teach at least six one-hour Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program classes within six months of completing the training workshop and submit participant data and completed certification application form to the Arthritis Foundation.
  • Teach at least one class series annually and submit participant data.
  • Attend a re-certification training every three years.

  • Questions? Contact Pam Snow at psnow@arthritis.org or 205-979-5700

    Location:    Cornerstone Fitness
         110 Baker Avenue
         Clanton, AL  35045

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    Registration 
    Registration Information
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    Do you have current ADULT CPR certification? (Required):* Yes
    No
    Do you have a current First Aid certification? (Recommended):* Yes
    No
    Do you have current lifeguard or water safety/rescue certification? (Required for AF Aquatic Program Instructors):* Yes
    No
    List other relevant certifications and their expiration date::*
    Please attach a copy of any current certifications mentioned above: Click here to attach file
    Can you swim at least 25 yards without stopping? (Required for all AF Aquatic Leaders and Instructors):* Yes
    No
    Can you jump into deep water and float for 10 min or tread water for 1 min? (Required for all AF Aquatic leaders & Instructors):* Yes
    No
    Do you have a current Co-Sponsorship Agreement with the Arthritis Foundation?:* Yes
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    Fees
    Please note that the Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a class due to the lack of participation. If this occurs, participants will be informed immediately and a new class will be scheduled in the event that you cannot attend the makeup class your registration fees will be reimbursed.
    New Certification
    First time exercise training
    $125.00
    Recertification
    Training update for those who are already exercise instructors
    $75.00
    Donation
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    Additional Information
    What professional or volunteer experience have you had leading exercise classes, conducting workshops or speaking in public?:*
    What is your profession and/or background in health, fitness or education? List any relevant degrees or course work:*
    What experience do you have that you feel would be beneficial in leading AF programs (work with older adults/disabilities)?:*
    What is your experience with arthritis (personal or family member diagnosis, or work with people with arthritis)?:*
    Why do you want to teach this program? What benefits would you like to gain from leading this program?:*
    How did you become aware of the Arthritis Foundation program for which you are currently registering?:*
    By submitting this application you are agreeing to the statement of understanding that you will be required to sign at the training. To view the Statement of Understanding for both classes please visit the following link: http://www.arthritis.org/alabama/for-instructors.php


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