Keep your AEA Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (AFAP) and Exercise Program (AFEP) classes new and exciting with ready-to-go lesson plans developed by exercise physiology students at WVU, as part of the Aquatic Therapy Emphasis track.  These Lesson Plans can be used as is or adjusted to meet the needs of your participants, your teaching style, or your class structure.

AFAP Interval Training + Emphasis on Stretching

By Katelyn Caccamo

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This multi-purpose, interval workout will address cardio, muscular strength & endurance, and balance training. The class format puts a strong emphasis on stretching and its benefits for arthritis, including a “slumber time shakeout” challenge as homework.

AFAP Circuit Class – Cardio & Balance

By Natalie Satterfield

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This AFAP circuit includes a 10-minute warm-up, 10-minute cool-down, and a 20-minute circuit training segment focusing on cardio combinations to enhance balance.  Adjust for one set of 4-minute circuits or two sets of 2-minute circuits to meet the needs of your participants.