Certifications and Training

Certification Training Courses

Certification Training courses are offered to students, faculty/staff, and community members and are conducted by American Red Cross certified instructors. Participants must be at least 15 years old.

For More Information:
Megan McDonnell | mmcdonn@bgsu.edu

Registration:
Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk (419.372.2000)
Online Registration

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Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to give basic first aid care in an emergency situation and help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. Pocket mask is included. This certification is valid for 2 years. Attend one session to obtain certification. 

Schedule:
Saturday, August 24 | 9 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, October 5 | 9 AM - 1 PM
Saturday, November 23 | 9 AM - 1 PM

Cost:
Recreation and Wellness Student Employees: $85
BGSU Student or SRC Member: $105
Non-Member: $130

Course Materials Required for CPR/AED

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Review Course renews certification for 2 years. Pocket mask is NOT included. Review is recommended prior to class attendance as challenge courses do not cover all material outlined in the manual. Attend one session to obtain certification.

Schedule:
Sunday, September 15 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday, October 20 | Noon - 4 PM
Sunday, November 3 | Noon - 4 PM

Cost: 
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $55
BGSU Student and SRC Member: $65
Non-Member: $80

SCUBA Schools International Open Water Diving Certification

Earn a lifetime certification that can be used worldwide and allows holders to dive on their own or with a buddy.  

Overview

Open Water Diving Certification includes an online component working at your own pace, individually scheduled pool sessions at the Student Recreation Center (SRC), and an open water check-out at Whitestar Quarry in Gibsonburg, OH. Registration fees cover the online training kit, Student Recreation Center classes, a personal mask, fins, snorkel, and boots as well as instructor fees for the open water check-out.

Online Component

Registered students are provided a link and instructions for completing an online course prior to the SRC classes.

Student Recreation Center Classes
1-hour per day scheduled individually with SSI instructor - 4 sessions required for certification.

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020: 3 - 7 PM
  • Monday, January 6, 2020: 3 - 7 PM
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020: 3 - 7 PM
  • Monday, January 13, 2020: 3 - 7 PM
Open Water Check-Out
 
Upon successful completion of both the online component and in-person classes at the SRC, participants schedule an individual session with SSI staff at Whitestar Quarry in Gibsonburg, OH during the summer of 2020.
 
Registration
 
  • Phone: Andrew Sabo | 419.261.1645
  • Email: Blackswampscuba@gmail.com
  • Cost: $850. BGSU college credit is available for interested students.
  • The course has a maximum of 16 participants and is first come, first serve.
  • A $200 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration with balance due December 15, 2019.

Register online: https://webpoint.usaweightlifting.org/wp15/Events2/ViewEvt.wp?EventID=255551

Optional BGSU Course Credit

Students who participate in scuba training who wish to earn credit must register for HHS 3950 - 201W (17090) with instructor J. Ciesla. Registering for HHS 3950 results in a tuition charge that is in addition to whatever fees are connected to the course.

For More Information About BGSU Credit Contact Tom Gorman: 419-372-8243 | tgorman@bgsu.edu

Learn More About SCUBA Schools International: https://www.divessi.com/en-IC/home/

Lifeguard Training Courses

Lifeguard Training teaches participants how to react in an aquatic emergency based on American Red Cross standards along with certification in Sports Safety Training and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. 

This Lifeguard/First Aid and CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years. Pocket mask included. Women must wear a one-piece suit, and men must wear draw string swim trunks. Attendance in all five sessions is required. 

Schedule:

Course Prerequisites: 300 yard swim, 2 minute water tread, and brick test.
Course Dates (Attendance at all sessions is required to obtain certification):

  • Monday, January 13, 2020: 4 - 7 PM
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020: 4 - 7 PM
  • Wednesday January 15, 2020: 4 - 7 PM
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020: 4 - 7 PM
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020: 8 AM - 4 PM

Exact times may vary based on number of participants.

Cost: 
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $105
BGSU Student or SRC Member: $165
Non-Member: $180

The Lifeguard challenge is a re-certification course for individuals who are looking to renew their lifeguard certification. To take this course, participants must hold a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification and pass skills and exam with no review. This course renews Lifeguard/First Aid and CPR/AED certification for two years. Pocket mask is NOT included. Review is recommended prior to class attendance as challenge courses do not cover all material outlined in the manual. At this time, a review course is not scheduled for Spring 2020.

Cost: 
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $55
BGSU Student or SRC Member: $95
Non-Member: $105


Payment for all courses is required at the time of registration. Please provide current phone and e-mail information at the time of sign up. Full Course First Aid/CPR participants are expected to obtain course materials prior to attending a course as print materials are not provided. Participants have the option of ordering handbooks online through the Red Cross.

Recreation and Wellness reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have at least 5 or more participants registered the day before a class is scheduled to take place. If a class is cancelled, participants are notified one day prior, assuming current contact information has been provided.

Patron requested refunds may be subject to a $25.00 administrative fee. Check payments returned for any reason are subject to a $30 service charge. 

Patrons or guests with disability are requested to indicate if special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications are needed to fully participate. Contact Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419.372.8495 prior to the program or event