Care & Conservation of Aquatic Animals Certificate

Our Online Certificate in the Care & Conservation of Aquatic Animals

This certificate is intended for students at UF and beyond (national or international) at the graduate, pre-veterinary, or working professional level who want to increase their knowledge and Florida manateesqualifications in an aquatic animal field. While professions in environmental health, aquaculture and research are growing, opportunities to study aquatic animals are somewhat limited. Therefore, this certificate will allow students to develop a broad foundation of knowledge in areas of aquatic animal care and conservation, including marine mammals, aquatic reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and invertebrates. The certificate will signify graduates’ familiarity and understanding of aquatic animal care and increase their likelihood of success in an aquatic animal profession.

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Requirements for Completion

The successful student in this program will be required to complete a total of 12 credits: 6 credit hours of a core curriculum in aquatic animal care and 6 credit hours from a list of elective courses.

Core Curriculum

FAS 5255C Diseases of Warm Water Fish (3 cr, letter grade)

VME 6011 Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues (3 cr, letter grade)

Elective Courses

VME 6017 Manatee Health and Conservation (3 cr, letter grade)Fish image and histology of gill tissue

VME 6010 Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues (3 cr, letter grade)

FAS 6256 Introduction to Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Histology (3 cr, letter grade)

FAS 6932 Introduction to Aquaculture (Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences) (3 cr, letter grade)

In unusual circumstances, other elective courses may be permitted upon approval by program
coordinator.  Contact Dr Larkin – ivlarkin@ufl.edu