These infographics are contributions from the students in these courses studying with Dr. Lori Sherlock, AEA Specialist, Advisory Board Member and long-time leader in the aquatic health and wellness industry.


West Virginia University is the home of the only Aquatic Therapy Emphasis in the nation.  The Aquatic Therapy Emphasis is an optional track offered to Exercise Physiology students and consists of 3 courses and an internship.  The courses utilizes both lecture and pool-laboratory sessions to provide students with a well-rounded aquatic knowledge base.  Aquatic fitness, therapy, and facility management are the cornerstones to this emphasis. 

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Katherine Dowie studies exercise physiology with a minor in biology and emphasis in aquatic therapy at West Virginia University. She is also an athlete on the track and cross-country team and enjoys running, cooking and travelling. She plans to continue into graduate school to become a physical therapist.

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