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Cultivating a water exercise program using an evaluation approach Part three: probing the depths of water exercise equipment by Mary E. Sanders, PhD, FACSM

During parts one and two of “Cultivating a water exercise program using an evaluation approach,” we applied an evaluation framework to develop an evidence-based, participant-centered water fitness program. In this third and final section, we’ll use the same framework to cultivate equipment-based programs that offer expanded options for personalized and progressive training.

A systematic evaluation approach provides a lens for program change. At each step in parts one and two, questions helped us focus on critical areas. Starting with the big picture, we grounded our systematic approach by determining core values that would provide a foundation for the evaluation, mapped out resources, and anticipated short- and long-term outcomes.

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