Department of Recreation and Wellness

Aquatics - Health and Safety

Health and Safety 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 information regarding the courses and registration contact Micha Alt, smicha@bgsu.edu, or Rebecca Mabile, rmabile@bgsu.edu.

Register at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk or call 419.372.2000.

Download the Health and Safety Course Schedule (PDF).

Schedule and Description of Classes

Basic First Aid Full Course

Basic First Aid 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. This certification is required for all Recreation and Wellness student employees and various other positions on campus. There are no prerequisites. This certification is valid for 2 years.

Schedule:
Wednesday, January 15 | 4:00 - 9:00 PM @ SRC Conference Room
Tuesday, February 18 | 4:00 - 9:00 PM @ SRC Conference Room
Saturday, April 12  | 12:00 - 5:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14
Tuesday, April 15 | 4:00 - 9:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14
Thursday, April 24 | 4:00 - 9:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14

Cost:
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $40
BGSU Student or SRC Member: $50
Non-Member: $55

Course Materials Required for First Aid:
http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=64159
Only pages 1-27 and 72-175 are needed for this course

CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED Full Course

The CPR with AED for the Professional Rescuer teaches participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants; use and AED on an adult or child victim of cardiac arrest; and use personal protective equipment to stop bloodborne pathogens and other diseases from spreading. There are no prerequisites. This certification is valid for 2 years. Pocket mask is included.

Schedule:
Saturday, January 18 | 12:00 - 6:00 PM @ SRC Conference Room
Wednesday, February 12 | 4:00 - 10:00 PM @ SRC Conference Room
Saturday, March 22 | 12:00 - 6:00 PM @ SRC Conference Room
Tuesday, April 8 |  4:00 - 10:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14
Thursday, April 17 | 4:00 - 10:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14
Wednesday, April 23 | 4:00 - 10:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14

Cost: 
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $55
BGSU Student and SRC Member: $75
Non-Member: $80

Course Materials Required for CPR/AED:
http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=66319

CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED Review

The CPR with AED challenge is a re-certification course that renews the CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer 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.

Schedule:
Saturday, February 8 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM @ SRC Conference Room
Saturday, March 1 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM @ SRC Conference Room
Wednesday, April 9 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14
Saturday, April 26 | 12:00 - 4:00 PM @ TBA as of 1/10/14

Cost: 
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $30
BGSU Student and SRC Member: $40
Non-Member: $45

Course Materials Required for CPR/AED:
http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=66319

Lifeguard Training Full Course

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. To take this course, participants must be at least 15 years old and be able to swim 300 yards. Also, participants must be able to swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb. object from deep water and swim back with the brick within 100 seconds. 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 four sessions is required. 

February Schedule:
Saturday, February 15 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool
Sunday, February 16 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool
Saturday, February 22 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool
Sunday, February 23 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool 

March Schedule (Class tentative due to the SRC Renovation Project):
Saturday, March 22 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool
Sunday, March 23 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool
Saturday, March 29 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool
Sunday, March 30 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool

Cost: 
Student Recreation Center Employee: $100
Student Recreation Center Member: $160
Non-Member: $175

Course Materials Required for CPR/AED:
http://www.editiondigital.net/publication/?i=95090

Lifeguarding Review Course

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 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.

Schedule:
Saturday, February 1 | 12:00 - 8:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool
Sunday, March 2 | 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ SRC Cooper Pool

Cost:
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $50
BGSU Student and SRC Member: $90
Non-Member: $100

Course Materials Required for CPR/AED:
http://www.editiondigital.net/publication/?i=95090


Participants may register at the Student Recreation Center Front Desk or call 419.372.2000. 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 and Lifeguarding 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.