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Charlene Kopansky,
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Instructor Certifications 

 

Start your journey to becoming a CALA Certified Aquafit Instructor, CALA Trainer or CALA Assessor
 

CALA Instructor Certification Pathway

To be a CALA Instructor means to teach from the heart with passion
to deliver enjoyable, caring and healing Aquafit classes.

Step 1:

  1. Check the Upcoming Schedule for the next live VWT training or Independent Study. Live sessions may be on-site or offered through ZOOM.  Independent Study is delivered through recordings of a live ZOOM session.

  2. Contact CALA to register for the VWT training. You will be required to complete and submit a Waiver before you are allowed to participate in a CALA training session (live or independent study)

Step 2:

  1. Complete the Vertical Waters Training (pdf) VWT Course (pre-requisite) or receive a  Letter of Acceptance to Bypass VWT Course from CALA.

Step 3:

  1. Once you have completed the Vertical Waters (pre-requisite) Training you will choose one or more certification courses in a Specialty PATH (Path 1 or Path 2).
    Each certification has a required certification assessment requirement.

  2. Check the Upcoming Schedule for the next live certification offering or Independent Study. Live sessions may be on-site or offered through ZOOM.  Independent Study is delivered through recordings of a live ZOOM session.

  3. Contact CALA to register for sessions of choice. You will be required to complete and submit a Waiver before you are allowed to participate in a CALA training session (live and independent study)

Step4:

  1. Maintain your membership status on an annual basis

  2. Recertification is required each year.  Recertification requires 8hours (8CECs) of training per year and recertification fee.

  3. Attend 8 hours of workshops or other specialty courses.
    Note: If you attend more than 8 hours of workshops, you can bank your extra credits (CECs) and use them for future recertification. You never lose the credits that you earn. If you are unable to attend workshops or a conference, you can petition for CECs by attending other events that are related to fitness

  4. Learn more about CECs, recertification and petitioning for CECs

  5. Pay a recertification fee

Path 1 Path 2
Healthy and Functioning Participants: Regular Programs
  • Group Aqua Fitness (GAF) pdf
    Most people choose to get their certification in Group Aqua Fitness.

  • Water Running/Jogging  pdf

  • Aqua Cardio Kick Box pdf

  • Introduction to Aquafitness pdf

  • Aqua Infused Yoga pdf

  • Hydro Rider pdf

  • Liquid Barre

  • Healing Waters Hydro Rider

In Development

  • Personal Training

  • Older Adults

  • Pre/Post Natal

  • Matt

 

Post Rehab and Unhealthy or Low Functioning Participants: Healing Waters Program  pdf 
  • Healing Power (compulsory)

  • Introduction to Therapy (compulsory)

  • Aqua Arthritis Specialty Training

The CALA Healing Waters Program is designed to provide high quality, current, research based training and certification in common concepts and water exercise for specialized populations. Selected specialty workshops will be on offer in the following areas of interest:

  • Cancer

  • Diabetes

  • Post Burn

  • Post Cardiac

  • Osteoporosis

  • Sports Injuries

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Back Care and Whiplash

  • Post Stroke and Brain Injury

  • Degenerative Neuromuscular Conditions (including Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s)

  • Joint Rehabilitation 

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation 

  • Breast Cancer 

  • MVA Rehabilitation 


Step 5:

Become a CALA Trainer, Assessor or Mentor  (see more details)

Once you are an experienced CALA Instructor you may choose to join the CALA Training Team and become a:

Learn how to become a CALA Certified Trainer  
Conduct workshops and certification courses

Learn how to become a CALA Practical Assessor
Assess persons taking practical CALA certification and mark written exams

Learn how to become a CALA Mentor
Mentors are always needs to help develop new instructors to their highest quality instructor potential.

For additional information, please contact CALA
 
416-751-9823  cala_aqua@mac.com 

 


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