Aquatic Therapy University does not offer a certification. Why not? Aquatic therapy is not a trade or an occupation. It is a therapeutic procedure used by many physical medicine and rehab professions. It is within the scope of practice of many, but most therapists should seek out additional training for professional enhancement.
At ATU, we think your dollars should go towards additional training in aquatic therapy so you can better perform your current occupations. Therapists looking for additional professional enhancement should sign up to attend our 84 hours of CE training. After attending this continuing education, licensed PTs/PTAs/OTs/OTAs are eligible to receive our Aquaticist℠ Certificate of Advanced Recognition.
This ATU Certificate is not the same as certification. Aquatic therapy certification involves extra fees and exams and expensive annual renewals. Instead, to receive our Certificate, participants need to obtain 84 hours of training, verify licensure, and verify hours spent in the pool setting.
Our courses are amazing 16-hour seminars that will leave your head swollen and your legs wobbly. But when you have finished your 84-hour evidence-based progression you'll know that you accomplished something. And so will your boss and co-workers.
You can complete 5 seminars once a year... or you can finish your training in as fast as 10 days.