Minor in Scuba

Recreation Diving Management (Scuba)

This program minor, unique to the North Texas area, includes 20 hours of classroom, pool, open water and internship instruction over a three- to four-year period.

Students who complete the program will receive instructor certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and SCUBA Diver International/Technical Diver International (SDI/TDI). These certifications provide immediate employment opportunities throughout the diving industry.

Additional course fees may apply.

Minor Requirements: 20 hours 

Exercise Science: 20 hours

  • KIN 1178 Aquatic Sport: Scuba Diving
  • KIN 1179 Aquatic Sport: Advanced Scuba/Rescue
  • KIN 2378 Aquatic Sport: Divemaster I
  • KIN 2379 Aquatic Sport: Divemaster II
  • KIN 3378 Aquatic Sport: Assistant Scuba Instructor
  • KIN 3379 Aquatic Sport: Instructor Development Course
  • KIN 4378 Technical Diver Instructor Training I
  • KIN 4379 Technical Diver Instructor Training II

Optional Summer Internship Special Topics: Grand Cayman, Curacao or Cozumel, Mexico

EXS 1178 Aquatic Sport: Scuba Diving - 1 hour

Prerequisite: Basic swimming skills

Become a certified diver and learn basic diving skills. Class has one pool and one classroom session per week. Diving trip to Caribbean optional

EXS 1179 Aquatic Sport: Advanced Scuba/Rescue - 1 hour

Prerequisite: Instructor approval, must be a certified open water diver
A continuation of the beginning Scuba course. Learn advanced diving skills such as navigation, deep diving, wreck diving, and nitrox diving. Rescue diver skills include self-rescue, recognizing stress and signs of potential rescue situations, first aid, and CPR.

EXS 2378 Aquatic Sport: Divemaster I - 3 hours

Prerequisite: EXS 1179 or Rescue Diver Certification, instructor approval
Objectives of Divemaster I are to begin training certified rescue divers with the knowledge and skills to organize, conduct, and supervise recreational diving activities. Rescue diver certification required.

EXS 2379 Aquatic Sport: Divemaster II - 3 hours

Prerequisite: EXS 2378, instructor approval
Continuation of Divemaster I. Finalize training certified divers in supervising recreational diving activities. When completed, certified divemaster will be able to plan dives, manage, and control students in training under the direct supervision of a certified instructor. Certified divemasters are also able to lead dives and are qualified to begin ESS 3378 Assistant Scuba Instructor.

EXS 3378 Aquatic Sport: Assistant Scuba Instructor - 3 hours

Prerequisite: EXS 2379 or Divemaster Certification, instructor approval
Course objectives are to provide divemasters the opportunity to begin a professional diving career by learning the basics of instruction, including how to organize and conduct beginning scuba classes and gain practical experience in instructing actual students.

EXS 3379 Aquatic Sport: Instructor Development Course - 3 hours

Prerequisite: EXS 3378 or Assistant Instructor Certification, instructor approval
Course objectives are to provide assistant instructors with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach recreational scuba diving, pass the instructor exam, and provide proficiency in classroom, pool, and open water environments.

EXS 4378 Technical Diver Instructor Training I - 3 hours

Prerequisite: EXS 3379, instructor approval
Part one of a course designed to provide instructors in training with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach technical scuba diving skills, pass the instructor exam, and provide proficiency in classroom, pool, and open water environments. Weekend and evening activities required.

EXS 4379 Technical Diver Instructor Training II - 3 hours

Prerequisite: EXS 4378, instructor approval
Part two of a course designed to provide instructors in training with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach technical scuba diving skills, pass the instructor exam, and provide proficiency in classroom, pool, and open water environments. Weekend and evening activities required.

Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology
Location: Sid Richardson Bldg
Phone: 817-531-4876
Fax: 817-531-4229
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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