Safety & Other Classes
Learn to respond to emergency situations anywhere. RecWell offers American Red Cross (ARC) water and land safety training for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
Courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting or a web-based blended learning (BL) option. Course length and cost varies. For extended courses, please bring a lunch or snacks as needed.
As an Authorized Provider, all ARC Safety Classes offered through University Recreation & Wellness are inclusive of Red Cross course fees, materials fees, and required text materials. Certificates are issued by the American Red Cross and sent via email 2-3 weeks after successful completion of all written and skills tests. An accurate email address must be on file with University Recreation & Wellness. Please check your online account to ensure all contact information is up to date.
How to Register
This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Allow approximately 1 hour 5 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years. Please Note* Please be sure to bring proof of successful completion of online portion to class for instructor.
Approximate course length: 3 hours (online and in classroom total). Cost: $70 for UMD students & RecWell Members, $85 for all others.
- Wednesday, July 25 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Thursday, August 16 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to adult and pediatric cardiac and breathing emergencies. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an adult or child who is suffering from a possible cardiac or breathing emergency and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This course is for teachers, coaches, church members, and first responder lay persons. Approximate course length: 3 hours. Cost:
Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to adult cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill adult and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This course is for teachers, coaches, church members, and first responder lay persons. Approximate course length: 5 hours. Cost:
Learn to recognize and respond appropriately to adult and pediatric cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill adult or child and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This course is for teachers, coaches, and lay first responders. Approximate course length: 5 hours, 30 minutes. Cost: $110 for UMD Students & RecWell Members, $130 for all others.
- Monday, June 4 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, June 12 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Thursday, June 28 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Thursday, June 28 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Monday, July 16 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For youth ages 11 to 15 who are planning to babysit. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. Develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep yourself and others safe, help children behave, and learn about basic child care. Approximate course length: 6 hours, 30 minutes. Cost:
For healthcare professionals, public safety professionals and other professional level rescuers who respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. This course is consistent with the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC and uses team-based emergency response scenarios to build critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills to drive better patient outcomes. Approximate course length: 4 hours in classroom Cost: $85 for UMD Students & RecWell Members, $100 for all others.
This course teaches participants how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course helps to meet requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Certificate is valid for 1 year. Approximate course length: 1 hour. Cost:
Trains individuals with a duty to act including lifeguards, EMS personnel, police, security personnel, firefighters and athletic trainers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This course is for individuals serving in aquatic facilities, gyms, fitness clubs, or community recreation centers. Approximate course length: 7 hours (2 hours online, 5 hours in classroom). Cost: $110 for UMD students & RecWell Members, $130 for all others.
- Wednesday, June 6 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 7 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 14 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This course will train instructor candidates to teach Professional Level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses. In order to participate in this course, you must possess a current basic-level American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification or equivalent and be at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course. This is a blended learning course consisting of online content, a pre-course skill session and classroom segments. Online material must be completed prior to attending the classroom activities. You will receive an e-mail within one business day after registering for this course which contains the link to the online learning content. If you have not received this within one business day of registering, please contact Mary Mires at email@example.com
Note: Proof of current basic-level certification must be provided to your instructor at the first class meeting. Approximate course length:
Cost: $420 UMD Students and RecWell Members, $500 all others
Gives participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to victims of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVM) and emergency oxygen. Approximate course length: 2 hours. Cost:
This course teaches how to recognize and respond to an anaphylaxis emergency, including administering an epinephrine auto-injector based on the widely available EpiPen. Approximate course length: 30 minutes. Cost:
Trains participants to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries or sudden illnesses until advanced EMS arrives and takes over. Also taught: how to handle emergency situations, basic disease transmission precautions, recognizing and caring for bleeding, sudden illness signs and symptoms. Approximate course length: 4 hours, 15 minutes. Cost:
- Minimum of 15 years old on or before the final schedule session of the course
- Swim 300 yards continuously
- Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
- Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds
- Shallow Water Lifeguarding (for water up to 5 feet)
- Lifeguarding for Waterparks (aquatic facilities with waterpark features)
- Lifeguarding for Waterfronts (for non-surf, open-water parks, resorts, summer camps)
- Aquatic Attraction (for 3 feet of water or less)
- Junior Lifeguarding
- Must be 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course
- Must possess a current basic level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
- Must be able to successfully complete the online introduction to the Lifeguard Instructor Course prior to the pre course skills session
- Must obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course
Learn to effectively manage lifeguards and help keep patrons, staff and facilities safe. This highly interactive online course includes video lessons, scenario-based activities, and a final exam. Offered in an online format only. Approximate course length: 3.5 hours. Cost:
Medication Administration Training is required for individuals seeking to acquire a Child Care Center License or a Family Child Care Registration in Maryland OR to administer medication to a child in a Day Camp or Overnight Camp which is not staffed by a doctor or qualified nurser during operating hours.
Maryland State Department of Education Medication Administration Training (MAT) is provided by licensed Maryland Registered Nurses who have completed Medication Administration Trainer training and are approved by the Nurse Consultant in the Office of Child Care's Licensing Branch. MAT is a six (6) hour training conducted in a classroom setting with theory and practice. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course in addition to passing content and skill tests.
Monday, June 4 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 12 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Become trained and certified in the use of a metered dose inhaler (MDI). The course also helps participants to recognize the signs and symptoms of asthmatic and breathing emergencies. Approximate course length: 30 minutes. Cost:
This program was developed in partnership with USA Swimming to teach those involved in competitive swimming, including coaches, officials, athletic trainers and aquatic exercise trainers, how to help maintain a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers; prevent accidents and emergencies and to respond to swimmers with illnesses or injuries in water and on land. This course uses a blended learning delivery method that combines online knowledge acquisition and an in-water skills session. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Approximate course length: 6 hours. Cost:
- Must be 16 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course
- Able to maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
- Able to tread water for 1 minute
- Able to swim the following strokes consistent with the Level 4 stroke performance criteria: Front crawl - 25 yards, Back crawl - 25 yards, Breaststroke - 25 yards, Elementary backstroke - 25 yards, Sidestroke - 25 yards, Butterfly - 15 yards
This 7-day course through Wilderness Medical Associates is hosted by the RecWell Adventure Program at the beginning of the summer. It is the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.
Registration Fee: $675 (includes course fee and parking on campus)
Dates: Sunday, May 27 - Saturday, June 2, 2018
Class Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm