Certifications + Training

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Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

All RecWell Lifeguards must be certified through the American Red Cross Lifeguard Program. We offer both Red Cross Lifeguard Review courses for those already certified and the full Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course. 

Prerequisites: 

Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder.

Class Description: 

Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years. 

Lifeguard Certification Course  

This course is for those interested in becoming certified as a lifeguard for the first time. The class is approximately 24 hours spread out over multiple days and includes an online blended learning portion to be done prior to the class start date. 
Cost for Rec-Well Employees - $100.00
Cost for Non-RecWell Employees - $200.00
$100 Refund will be given to class participants who are hired as RecWell Lifeguards after becoming certified! 

Lifeguard Review Course

All participants must be currently certified or within 30 days of their certification expiration date. The course takes approximately 6-8 hours and includes an online blended learning portion to be done prior to the class start date. 
Cost for RecWell Employees - $37.00
Cost for Non-RecWell Employees - $100.00

To register for an upcoming course or for more information about lifeguard courses please email Kaiti Goff, kgoff@umn.edu.

CPR / First Aid Training

CPR / First Aid Training

CPR and First Aid training is required for all RecWell employees. All classes last up to four hours and cover Adult and Child CPR/SFA.

Classes are offered every month, and the calendar will be updated by the close of the current month for next month.

Please inquire about registering for a certification course at least 5 days in advance. A reply will be sent back within 48 hours.

Price

RecWell Employees Free
Non-RecWell Employees $80

 

Registration

To register please send a certification email and include your:

  • Full Name
  • Student/Employee ID#
  • Phone Number
  • Recreation and Wellness Employment Status (if applicable)
  • Class Date

Questions? Contact drscerts@umn.edu.

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

Occupational Health and Safety has developed two new online bloodborne pathogen training courses for University students and employees. 

Visit the Biosafety Training Requirements website to register for the Bloodborne Pathogen training. Please complete introduction and advanced trainings.

Group Fitness Instructor Training

Group Fitness Instructor Training


Begins January 26th, 2018

Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

$49/Participant

GFit instructor training is a 6-week training program designed to give students the required knowledge and skill sets to help pass the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Exam and safely and effectively lead the following group fitness classes at University Recreation and Wellness:

  • HIIT
  • HardCORE
  • Total Body Strength
  • Aqua Strength
  • Bootcamp

Register Here ACE Group Fitnesss

Please contact Ben Kohler at kohle135@umn.edu if interested.

Personal Training Instructor Program

Personal Training Instructor Program


Class Begins January 28th, 2019 - Ends March 6th, 2019

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$49/Participant

The ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer Exam Review program is designed to help students prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Based on the ACE Personal Trainer Manual, this program will help students master the necessary information and theories of exercise science for personal training.

How to Become a Personal Trainer

Student Costs

Information Session

  • 1/24/2019
  • Time 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Location Recreation and Wellness Center MP7

Register Here ACE Personal Training

Please contact Greg Stephenson at gstephen@umn.edu if interested.

Upcoming CPR / First Aid Training