Class Descriptions

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Class Formats

Recreational Sports offers Online Training in a blended course format. We offer AHA Skill Checks for select AHA online courses. After taking the online AHA course, you will schedule your in-person Skills Check with Recreational Sports Rec Services desk or you can purchase online. Recreational Sports also offers on-campus classes which combine lecture, video and hands-on skill training (see below).  

How to Register

Visit our Online Training page for instructions. 

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

All courses combine lecture, video and hands-on skill training.  We 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.

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 for additional information. 

Private classes are available. 

All courses combine lecture, video and hands-on skill training.  We 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.

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 for additional information. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 card, there is a fee of $7 for BLS cards and $20 for HS CPR/AED, HS CPR/AED/First Aid, and HS First Aid.  Prepayment via an in-person transaction or a mailed check is required.

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

Replacement Certification Request

 

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.

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.