Safety Courses

UNC Charlotte University Recreation is an Authorized Provider of American Red Cross health and safety courses. We offer several courses, including: lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid/CPR/AED, as well as instructor level courses. All courses are led by experienced instructors who are certified to teach by the American Red Cross. We offer courses in a blended learning format (computer-based learning and hands-on training). Please note: these courses are not for academic credit.

Class Offerings:

  • Lifeguard Instructor Course

More information coming soon!

  • Lifeguard Course

With the American Red Cross lifeguard training, you will be provided with the skills and knowledge to prepare for in-water and out-of-water rescues. You will learn how to help prevent drowning and why quick recognition and action are important.

Pre-Reqs: At least 15 year old, ability to swim 300 yds. (front crawl or breaststroke), tread water for 2 minutes, and complete a brick test

Dates: April 5 - 7

  • Lifeguard Review Course

Updates current skills for additional 2 year.

Dates: TBD

  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor Course

More information coming soon!

  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Course

More advanced training where individuals are trained to respond as professional rescuers to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants. Certification is valid through the American Red Cross for 2 years.

Dates: TBD