Melissa Layne, MEd, is a faculty member in the Kinesiology Department of The University of North Georgia. She began her career over 35 years ago with a BS in P.E. and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. She has taught elementary PE, coordinated fitness programs for Royal Caribbean and Home Depot and managed an exercise program for a team of orthopedic surgeons. Melissa is the author of WATER EXERCISE (Human Kinetics 2015), a member of the educational faculty and a DVD featured presenter for SCW and ACSM. She is known for her ability to take complicated subject material and break it down into easily understood examples and pieces.