We offer a range of nationally recognized certification classes including CPR/AED, First Aid, Personal Training, and Health Coaching. Register for a Certification Prep Class to prepare yourself before taking the official exam.
We are a proud License Training Provider with the American Red Cross and are a Top Training Provider for Central California in 2018 and 2019!
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Adult CPR/AED With First Aid (Lay Responder)
The Adult CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years.
This American Red Cross course offers certification in:
- Standard First Aid
- Adult CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator(AED)
- Recognizing and caring for breathing emergencies
- Note: this class does not include infant or child CPR
Private CPR Classes for UCSB Departments and Organizations
We offer private CPR/AED and First Aid Classes at a reduced price for UCSB affiliated departments, organizations and summer camps that fit your group's needs.
If you are interested in setting up a class contact Dillen Corlett at SafetyEd@recreation.ucsb.edu
Pediatric CPR/AED with First Aid
The Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and younger. Successful students will receive a certificate for Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
This American Red Cross course offers certification in:
- Standard First Aid for Children and Infants
- Child and Infant CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator(AED)
- Recognizing and caring for breathing emergencies for Children and Infants
Designed primarily for youth ages 11 and older, this course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors. Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course takes about 7 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate.
This course certifies individuals as American Red Cross lifeguards. Participants will learn the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will also receive training in First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. This certification is accepted nationwide and is valid for two years.
Training sessions are broken up into 4 four-hour classes and 1 eight-hour class. Participants must attend all classes in a session to complete the training. Training can not be split between different sessions.
Pre-requisites for this course are:
- Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class to be eligible.
- Swim 300 yards continuously, by freestyle or breaststroke. No time limit.
- Swim 20 yards, surface dive to 7-10 ft to retrieve a 10-pound brick, swim back 20 yards with both hands on brick, with brick above water. Time limit: 1 min 40 sec.
- Tread water for 2 minutes with legs only—certification candidates may NOT use arms.
Our instructors utilize American Red Cross assessment tools to evaluate participant skill performance. All participants must meet Red Cross objectives for skill performance throughout the class and in final skill scenarios, and pass the two final written exams with a score of 80% or greater to be eligible for certification.
On successful completion of the course, participants receive one certificate for both:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Trainingand CPR/AED/First Aid (valid for two years)
This course is designed for currently certified lifeguards who need to renew their two-year certification. Through this program, individuals will work with a certified American Red Cross instructor to review and challenge the lifeguard training program. Participants will receive updated certifications in lifeguard training, and in First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Proof of current certification will be required on the first day of class. Students must be able to attend all the classes in a session to earn certification.
The class will include a brief review of the skills required to successfully complete the course. As a participant, it is expected that you come prepared to perform the skills and take the written exam. Participants will be given three attempts at each skill. If they cannot pass the skills at that time, they may not be available for recertification. Participants will need to spend time reviewing course materials in the lifeguard training manual before their appointment.
Health Coach Certification Prep Course
The Health Coach certification course offers the knowledge and understanding of emotional, behavioral, physical, nutritional, and lifestyle factors that contribute to a person’s health and wellness. Our course will teach aspiring coaches on how to support clients to reach their lifestyle and weight-management goals. The course will cover current, research-based information through lecture and skill application through hands-on lab sections in the UCSB Department of Recreation Wellness Center.
Personal Training Certification Prep Course
Interested in designing your own fitness program? Become a nationally-certified personal trainer? Establish and reach your fitness goals? If you answered yes, this course is for you! UCSB now offers the only nationally-recognized NASM personal training certification prep course in Santa Barbara. Join one of the fastest growing job industries and learn to identify the most effective and efficient training methods practiced today. Course topics cover exercise science, theory and fitness program development. Labs focus on practical application, fitness assessment, exercise development and program implementation.
Water fitness is a water workout designed to enhance cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. This challenging class accompanied with music sets is for participants of all fitness levels and swimming abilities. Join us in the pool and enjoy the many benefits this unique fitness activity offers.
Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness and backcountry medicine differs significantly from the conventional EMS and standard Red Cross courses. In these courses, you will learn how to work with medical emergencies when help is miles away and dialing 911 is not an option. You will be prepared for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments and improvised equipment. Wilderness First Responder is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor leaders and enthusiasts.
Successful completion of the 72 hour course course will include a Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification card from Wilderness Medical Associates valid for three years. This CPR course curriculum is consistent with current American Heart Association standards at the healthcare provider level.