Certification Classes

$330

Lifeguarding

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Upon successful completion, the participant receives certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid that is valid for two years.

Course Includes

  • 8-hours of online training (to be completed prior to the start of class)
  • 20-hours of onsite training
  • A 8:1 student to instructor ratio
  • CPR/AED/First Aid training
  • Lifeguarding skills
  • Professionalism training
  • Confidence building
  • Team building

Prerequisites

  • Must be at least 15 years of age on or before the last day of class
  • Must be able to swim 300 yards (12 lengths of the pool) continuously using breaststroke or freestyle, demonstrating rhythmic breathing
  • Must be able to tread water for two (2) minutes without hands
  • Must be able to retrieve a ten (10) pound brick diving to a depth of ten (10) feet, surface and swim 20-yrd with weight, using legs only, and exit the pool (without using a ladder) within 100 seconds

Upcoming Classes:

  • July 29 – July 31
  • August 26 – August 28
  • September 9 – September 11
  • October 21 – October 23
  • November 5 – November 6
  • February 25 – February 26
  • March 4 – March 5

The class schedule is:

  • Friday 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday 8am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-5pm

Classes in November, February and March are Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm.

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$175

Lifeguarding Review/Re-certification

Abbreviated renewal course for current lifeguards, or those with a Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification no more than 30-days expired. The course includes 10-hours of in-person instruction with both hands-on and written tests. Participants are required to demonstrate prerequisite swim skills listed under Lifeguarding.

Upcoming Classes:

  • October 7 – October 8
  • February 18 (8:00am – 6:00pm)

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$132

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid

This certification is for the healthcare worker seeking the skills needed for responding to cardiac and first aid emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course the participant will receive a certification valid for two (2) years.

Course Includes

  • 3-hours of online training (to be completed prior to the start of class)
  • 5-hours of in-person training
  • CPR/AED training for adults, children, & infants
  • Rescue breathing, choking, and treating sudden illnesses
  • First aid skills for muscle, soft tissue, bone & joint injuries
  • Handling environmental emergencies

Upcoming Classes:

  • August 13
  • September 24
  • November 19
  • December 3
  • December 17
  • January 7
  • February 4

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$300

Lifeguard Instructor

This course trains current lifeguards the skills to instruct American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatics Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a certification valid for two (2) years.

Prerequisites

  • Must be at least 17 years of age on or before the last day of class
  • Possess current Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate or equivalent certificate from another organization
  • Complete the online session prior to the first night of class (about 2-hr)

Upcoming Classes:

  • October 4 – October 18 (Tuesday & Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm)

 

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$150

Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer

This course serves to practice and polish skills and to redirect as needed in order to ensure consistency with the current Red Cross Lifeguarding program. Each candidate must demonstrate as a primary rescuer as well as an assisting rescuer at least once for the multiple-rescuer response scenarios. To be successful, participants should be able to perform skills to the standard by the completion of the session.

Prerequisites

  • Possess a current certification as a Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer
  • Must be at least 17 years of age on or before the last day of class

Upcoming Classes:

  • Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Please call the Wellness Center at 304-876-5300 or CLICK HERE to register. For more information, please e-mail Andria Leach at aleach@shepherd.edu.

$275

Water Safety Instructor

This course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to plan, prepare, and teach the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim and Water Safety programs including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-To-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses and Presentations.

Course Includes

  • 7-hours online session
  • 24-hours on-site training
  • Practice teach opportunities
  • Learn swimming progression, lesson planning, and class management strategies
  • Techniques for communicating with participants of all ages and skill levels as well as with their families
  • Improve swim technique

Prerequisites

  • Must be 16 years old by the last day of class
  • Pre-course swim requirements:
      • Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating/sculling)
      • Tread water for 1 minute
      • Pass the following Level 4 performance criteria:
        • Front crawl 25 yards
        • Back crawl 25 yards
        • Breaststroke 25 yards
        • Elementary backstroke 25 yards
        • Sidestroke 25 yards
        • Butterfly 25 yards

Upcoming Classes:
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