All courses combine lecture, video and hands-on skill training.  We and incorporate real-life rescue scenarios and lessons that reinforce decision-making skills. All classes are taught by certified American Heart Association instructors or American Red Cross instructors under the current American Heart Association or American Red Cross guidelines. We strive to provide a welcoming class environment for all students, no matter what their current skill level or physical capacity.

American Heart Association Courses Available Every Term:

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider

This class is designed for any individual who has a duty to respond to emergencies. This class includes giving rescue breaths, relieving choking, practicing group and solo CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). It is the pre-requisite for most nursing and EMT programs. BLS or equivalent required for all Recreational Sports employees

Heartsaver CPR/AED Adult and Child (options to include infant)

This class teaches easy-to-learn emergency procedures that prepare lay responders to act in emergency situations that recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. Topics include proper CPR technique, rescue breathing, responding to conscious and unconscious choking and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Heartsaver First Aid

Participants learn first aid skills to treat a variety of injuries such as burns, wounds, head, neck and back injuries, and heat/cold related emergencies.  Participants also learn to manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure and poisonings. This course does not include information on rescue breathing and cardiac emergencies.  Heartsaver First Aid or equivalent required for all Recreational Sports employees.

Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED Adult and Child (options to include infant)

Designed for the lay responder, this course combines Heartsaver First Aid and Heartsaver CPR/AED into one course for those who want to get certified in both sections in one sitting.

 

American Red Cross Courses Available Winter and Spring Term Only:

Lifeguarding

Participants gain first aid skills, CPR/AED skills and aquatic rescue techniques to skills and knowledge to keep aquatic patrons safe. This program includes aquatic-specific rescues, and First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.  Participants meet the ARC prerequisite requirements the first day of the course to participate in the remainder of the course.  These include continuously swimming 500 yards, retrieving a 10 pound brick from 10 feet underwater and treading water for 2 minutes on the first day of class to continue with the course. 

 

Recertification Courses are Available For:

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider – Participants must provide the instructor a copy of their current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider certification.  Recertification courses are available as a private lesson only.

American Red Cross Courses Lifeguarding - Participants must provide the instructor a copy of their current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.  Recertification courses are available as a program lesson Spring Term.

Course Formats

Program Classes

Program classes are group classes that have a ratio of up to 9 students per instructor and are taught at Dixon Recreation Center.

Semi-private Lessons

Semi-private lessons are classes that have up to 2 participants with one instructor and are taught at Dixon Recreation Center.  These classes are held in the Safety Resource Area and are offered most weekdays and weekends by appointment.

Group Contract Classes

Program classes are group classes that have a ratio of up to 9 students per instructor and are taught at Dixon Recreation Center or at your location.  These classes are scheduled for your group, department or organization at a time, day and location that works best for you.  Classes can be scheduled for as few as five participants per class.

How to Register

To register for a safety course, please visit the Recreation Services desk located in Dixon Recreation Center.  Please feel free to call the Recreation Services at 541-737-3736.

You may also register for a safety course online using your OSU ID at https://webtrac.recsports.oregonstate.edu

On-Line Training

coming soon

Request Additional Information:

Contact for a Contract Class

CONTRACT CLASS REQUEST (coming soon)

Replacement Certification

We maintain copies of all certifications that we issue.  If your certification is current, we can e-mail you a copy or issue a new certification.  We will only e-mail the certification to the address that you provided on the class roster or your OSU e-mail address.  Electronic copies are free.  If you are requesting a replacement certification, there is a $7 fee.  Prepayment is required.

To request a replacement certification, please complete the following survey and we will begin processing your request.

CERTIFICATION REQUEST (coming soon)

FAQ's

Why should I take a safety class?

Having the skills and knowledge to respond in an emergency will allow you to assess the scene and respond in the most effective way.  Community responders are essential in a health community.

I have taken a safety class with the Department of Recreational Sports but have lost my certification card. How do I get a new one? 

We maintain copies of all certifications that we issue.  If your certification is current, we can e-mail you a copy or issue a new certification.  We will only e-mail the certification to the address that you provided on the class roster or your OSU e-mail address.  Electronic copies are free.  If you are requesting a replacement certification, there is a $7 fee.  Prepayment is required.

To request a replacement certification, please complete the following survey and we will begin processing your request.

Certification Request Survey coming soon

Special Situations:

Original certifications can take up to 30 days. If the mailing address provided in class is undeliverable, it can take up to four months for them to be returned to us.  We maintain all returned certifications for the length of the certification.  If your original certification was returned, there is no fee to mail that certification to you.

Electronic copies of certifications are generally processed within 7 business days. 

Replacement certifications are generally processed within 14 business days.  During very busy times, we may not have all certification options available in house.  If we need to request a replacement certification from our training center, this can add up to 7 business days.  Electronic copies can be sent during this processing time.

I have taken a safety class with Recreational Sports but never received my certification card. How do I go about getting it?

Certifications can take up to 30 days.

If the mailing address provided in class is undeliverable, it can take up to four months for them to be returned to us.  We maintain all returned certifications for the length of the certification.  If your original certification was returned, there is no fee to mail that certification to you.

If it has been more than 30 days since your class and you have not received your certifications, please enter your information in the following survey and we will review or record and get back to you within 7 business days.

How long does my certification last?

The length of the certification is determined by the issuing agency.

All certifications from the American Heart Association and American Red Cross are valid for two years from the class date.

Can I take a class more frequently than every two years?

Of course.  Although a class certification lasts two years, you can take classes anytime you want as a refresher.