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Get certified! NMSU Rec Sports provides certification courses in First Aid/CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor and more! All classes are American Red Cross certified.

First Aid/CPR/AED Class

This class is designed to teach participants how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. Participants will learn how to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Prerequisites: None

  • Course Cost: $75.00+tax

Required Materials:

Materials can be purchased at the Aquatic Center or at the local Red Cross chapter.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual. Rev. 3/11: $15.00+tax
  • Resuscitation Mask: $10.00 +tax

Location:

  • New Mexico State University Activity Center Room 201

Dates:

  • April 12, 2014

Time:

  • 9:00am-1:00pm

Re-certification

  • To be eligible for re-certification, you must provide a current CPR certificate. If your certificate has already expired, you may challenge.

Re-certification/Challenge Cost:

  • $25.00+tax

To Register: 

  • Registration begins one month prior to the start of class at the NMSU Aquatic Center. Payment for course and materials are due at the time of registration.

CPR/AED PRO & First Aid/CPR/AED Contract Class for Health Professionals

The purpose of this course is to teach those with a duty to act, the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies. This course offering is designed for community businesses and other health professional groups seeking certification.

Course Cost:

  • For groups of 11 or less $75.00 +tax per person
  • For groups of 12 or more: $70.00+tax per person

Required Materials:

  • Materials can be purchased at the Aquatic Center or at the local Red Cross chapter.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual. Rev. 3/11: $10.00+tax
  • Resuscitation Mask: $15.00 +tax

To request a class for your group, please fill out the online request form.


Lifeguard Training Course

This  blended learning class is designed to teach 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 emergency medical services personnel take over.

Prerequisites:

  • Lifeguard candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session for the course.
  • Candidates must successfully complete a 300-yard continuous swim using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both.
  • Candidates must tread water only using their legs for 2 minutes without support and without stopping.
  • Starting in the water, candidates must swim 20 yards, dive to retrieve a 10 pound object at a depth of 7-10 feet, resurface, and return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Candidates must complete this skill within 1 minutes and 40 seconds.

Course Cost:

  • $115.00+tax
  • Online fee: $35.00

Required Materials:

Materials can be purchased at the Aquatic Center or at the local Red Cross chapter.

  • Lifeguarding Manual. Rev. 12: $37.00 +tax
  • Resuscitation Mask: $10.00+tax

Location:

  • New Mexico State University Aquatic Center & New Mexico State University Activity Center Room 201.

Dates:

  • May 12-23, 2014

Time:

  • 4:00pm-7:00pm daily

Re-certification: 

  • To be eligible for re-certification, you must provide a current lifeguarding certificate.

Re-certification/Challenge Cost:

  • $50.00+tax

To Register: 

  • Registration will begin April 14, 2014 at the NMSU Aquatic Center. Payment for course and course materials will be required on the first scheduled class after the successful completion of the prerequisites.

Lifeguard Instructor Course

Instructor candidates are trained to teach basic-level Lifeguarding, Waterfront Lifeguarding, Waterpark Lifeguarding and Shallow Water Attendant (all including first aid), Lifeguard Management, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission and Basic Water Rescue courses. Instructor candidates will become familiar with GuardStart: Lifeguarding Tomorrow and the Water Safety presentations.

Prerequisites:

  • Lifeguard instructor candidates must be at least 17 years of age on or before the last scheduled day of the instructor course.
  • Candidates must possess a lifeguarding certificate issued within the past four years, and CPR/PRO certificate.
  • Candidates must successfully complete the precourse session:
  • Passing the precourse written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher for each of the three sections and demonstrating competency in the precourse skills and scenarios evaluation.
  • Swimming 300 yards continuous using the front crawl, breaststroke, or a combination of both.
  • Surface dive, retrieve a 10 pound brick, surface and swim 20 yards while carrying the brick in both hands within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
  • Demonstrate competency in ALL Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR skills.
  • Complete the online component.

Course Cost:

  • 140.00 + tax
  • Online fee: $35.00

Required Materials:

  • Materials can be purchased at the Aquatic Center or at the local Red Cross chapter.
  • Lifeguard Instructor Manual: $35.00+tax
  • Resuscitation Mask: $10.00 +tax

Location:

  • New Mexico State University Aquatic Center

Days:

  • December 16-20, 2013

Time:

  • 9am-12pm

To Register:

  • Registration will begin November 11, 2013 at the NMSU Aquatic Center. Payment for course and course materials will be required on the first scheduled class after the successful completion of the prerequisites.

Water Safety Instructor Course

The water safety instructor course focuses on training instructor candidates to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress.

Prerequisites:

  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  • Candidates must be able to perform the following skills:
  • 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke.
  • Butterfly for 15 yards.
  • Maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
  • Tread water for 1 minute.

Course Cost:

  • Course: $115.00 +tax
  • Online fee: $35.00
  • Payment is due on the first day of class after the successful completion of the pre-course session.

Required Materials:

  • Materials can be purchased at the Aquatic Center or at the local Red Cross chapter.
  • Water Safety Instructor’s Candidate Kit, (EA) Rev. 2/09: $55.00+tax

Location:

  • New Mexico State University Aquatic Center & New Mexico State University Activity Center.

Days:

  • April 21-May 2, 2014

Time:

  • 4pm-7pm

To Register:

  • Registration will begin March 21, 2014 at the NMSU Aquatic Center. Payment for course and course materials will be required on the first scheduled class after the successful completion of the prerequisites.

 


Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course

In the American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course, students learn basic first aid principles and skills in order to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have access to immediate emergency medical services (EMS), such as wilderness and remote enviornments. Emergency situations also include natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Prerequisites:

  • Current adult CPR/AED certification.
  • Participants must be 14 years of age or older on or before the scheduled session of the course.

Course Cost:

  • Course: $250.00+tax

Required Materials:

  • Materials can be purchased at the Aquatic Center or at the local Red Cross chapter.
  • Wilderness and Remote First Aid Participant Manual: $20.00+tax

Location:

  • New Mexico State University Activity Center

Dates:

  • March 8-9, 2014

Time:

  • 9am-5pm

To Register:

  • Registration will begin February 8th, at the NMSU Aquatic Center. Payment for course and course materials will be required at the time of registration.