Certifications

Campus Recreation offers American Red Cross Certification Courses in CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Instructor Certifications. Students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to enroll in these classes. Certified American Red Cross instructors teach all classes. These programs are offered in traditional classroom or blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) formats. For blended learning formats, registrants will receive the online learning link one week prior to start of class. Assigned lessons must be completed prior to the start of the class.

Please note that participation in a certification class does not guarantee certification. All skills related to the certification must be properly demonstrated as defined by the curriculum to receive certification.

Lifeguard Training


The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This program is the blended learning format which consists of 7 hours eLearning and 19 hours 45 minutes in-person skill and knowledge training. Certification is valid for 2 years from date of class.

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, 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 with both hands.

Cost:
Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $180
Non Members – $240

Class will be offered in May 2018- dates and times TBA

Adult and Pediatric First Aid with CPR/AED


The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This program is offered in the blended learning formats that consists of 5 hours of eLearning followed by a 2 hour in-person skill training. Certification is valid for 2 years from date of class.

Cost:
Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $70
Non Members – $90

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Worker


The purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers course is to train professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This program is offered in blended learning format that consists of 3 hours of eLearning followed by a 3 hour in-person skill training. Certification is valid for 2 years from date of class. This course will satisfy the CPR requirement for most medical professionals in training.

Blended Learning Format Class Dates and Times:
Sunday, March 4th: 1pm – 4pm
Sunday, April 8th: 1pm – 4pm

Cost:
Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $70
Non Members – $90

Lifeguard Instructor


The purpose of the American Red Cross Basic Lifeguarding Instructor Course is to train instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  • Possess a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course prior to the precourse skills session via the class roster and online content completion status report.
  • Obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course.

Class will be offered in May 2018- dates and times TBA

Water Safety Instructor


The purpose of this instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn to Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations.

Candidates must:

  1. Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills consistent with the Level 4 performance charts
    • Front Crawl – 25 yards
    • Back Crawl – 25 yards
    • Breaststroke – 25 yards
    • Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
    • Sidestroke – 25 yards
    • Butterfly – 15 yards
    • Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
    • Tread water for 1 minute

Class will be offered in May 2018- dates and times TBA

For more information about Red Cross Certifications, please contact:

Cindi Tscherne

Cindi Tscherne
Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety


Email: tscherne@marshall.edu


Telephone: (304) 696-3653