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AAPAR's Adapted Aquatics Credentialing Course

If you have successfully completed the Online Adapted Aquatics Instruction Course, offered by AAPAR in conjunction with Human Kinetics, you qualify to take AAPAR's adapted aquatics credentialing course. This 8-hour, hands-on workshop takes place primarily in a swimming pool and provides hands-on training that will enhance your skills.

On-line Course

Register Online

Upon receipt of your registration and other required documents, AAPAR will contact you to confirm your registration and to discuss procuring copies of your proof of certification as outlined below under Credential Prerequisites.


Credential Prerequisites

AAPAR must receive copies of the following current valid certificates at least two weeks before the start of your chosen workshop:



- First Aid

- Current instructional swim certificate from a national agency (WSI, YMCA)

Send copies of these documents to:

Via email

Via Fax: (703) 476-9527, Attn: AAPAR/Adapted Aquatics Registration

*Via mail: AAPAR/Adapted Aquatics Registration, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191

*If you register by mail, you must register at least 3 weeks before the scheduled workshop. Registration is not available on site. To be eligible for the Adapted Aquatics Instructor Credential, you must take the in-pool workshop within 1 year of passing the online blended course through Human Kinetics.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing at AAPAR. For cancellations received up to one week (8 days) before the scheduled workshop, refunds will be made less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 7 days from the scheduled workshop.


Contact Information

Phillip Conatser, PhD, CAPE

Associate Professor

University of Texas RIo Grande Valley                                           

College of Health Affairs

Department of Health and Human Performance

80 Fort Brown

Brownsville, TX 78520

Office: (956) 882-5701

Cell: (956) 561-1825