Certification Courses

Campus Rec offers a variety of non-credit or credit optional instructional courses for its members that provide certification.

 Spring 2019: Courses Offered

You may also check the Schedules & Events page for times and dates of courses offered in the current term.

View a full list of certification courses offered by Campus Rec throughout the year.

If you are a PSU employee and are interested in taking a certification needed for your job, please have your supervisor contact Marcos Ordaz at mordaz@pdx.edu to make payment arrangements.  

Safety Courses

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

The purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.  The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly ill or injured person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

  • Dates: Saturday: 4/13, 5/11 and 6/1
  • Time: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Member Registration: 4/1 at 8 a.m.
  • Non-member Registration: 4/15 at 8 a.m.
  • Registration Deadline: 3 days before class date at 5 p.m. 
  • Price: $65-Members / $100-Non-members / Free-Campus Rec staff

For questions, please contact Marcos Ordaz at mordaz@pdx.edu or 503.725.5129 . 

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

This course is designed for those who risk on-the-job exposure to blood and other bodily fluids, and to understand how Blood Born pathogens are spread.  Students will learn how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious materials, including cleanup procedures. The course is one of the requirement of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

  • Dates: Fridays: 4/12, 5/10 OR 6/1. (Single day class offered three times during the term)
  • Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Member Registration: 4/1 at 8 a.m.
  • Non-member Registration: 4/1 at 8 a.m. (for 4/12 course); 4/15 at 8 a.m. (for 5/10 & 5/31 courses)
  • Registration Deadline: 3 days before class date at 5 p.m. 
  • Price: $40-Members / $55-Non-members / Free-Campus Rec staff

For questions, please contact Marcos Ordaz at mordaz@pdx.edu or 503.725.5129 . 

Aquatics Courses

Water Safety Instructor Course

The WSI course prepares you to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety courses.

  • Dates: Monday - Friday, 6/17 - 6/21.
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Member Registration Open:  4/1 at 8 a.m.
  • Non-members Registration Open: 4/15 at 8 a.m.
  • Registration Deadline: Fri. 6/7 at 5 p.m. 
  • Price: $200-Members/ $250-Non-members/ $55-Campus Rec staff

For questions, please contact Marcos Ordaz at mordaz@pdx.edu or 503.725.5129 . 

Lifeguard Course

The primary purpose of the Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrive and take over.

Session 1: Friday - Sunday, 5/10 - 5/12. 

Time: Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

OR

Session 2: Friday - Sunday, 5/31 - 6/2.

Time: Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat./Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

 
  • Member Registration Open: 4/1 at 8 a.m.
  • Non-member Registration Open: 4/15 at 8 a.m.
  • Registration Deadline: 7 days before class date at 5 p.m. 
  • Price: $150-Members / $200-Non-members

For questions, please contact Marcos Ordaz at mordaz@pdx.edu or 503.725.5129 . 

Fitness

ACE Personal Training Class

This course will cover theoretical and hands-on practical material to prepare you to become a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Topics include: anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, fitness assessment, program planning and progression, injury prevention, special populations and more. Certification exam fee and cost of book are included in registration price. Academic credit is available for those who are interested. Space is limited to first 20 registrants.

  • Dates: Saturdays, 4/6 - 6/1.
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Price: $459-Members / $799-Non-members
  • Registration for current PSU students opens: February 18th at 8 a.m.
  • Registration for non-students opens (if space allows): April 3rd at 8 a.m. 
  • Space limited to first 20 registrants and fills on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions, please contact Erin Bransford at orndorf@pdx.edu or 503.725.2959 . 

ACE Behavior Change in Practice Workshop

Learn how to develop and utilize effective communication strategies to establish a positive and productive client-coach relationship rooted in empathy. This 5-hour workshop outlines best practices in behavior-change science and explores how to practically apply cutting-edge coaching interventions that translate into meaningful lifestyle changes and improved health outcomes. 

  • Date: Saturday, 4/6.
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Price: $129
  • Register online at ACEfitness.org.

For questions, please contact Erin Bransford at orndorf@pdx.edu or 503.725.2959 . 

ACE Metabolic Training Workshop

Learn strategies to help clients overcome plateaus and achieve weight-loss goals with high-intensity metabolic conditioning.  With the success of popular HIIT programs, it's no secret that high-intensity drills and movements can help clients shed pounds.  This interactive workshop gives you the tools to deliver those sessions in a safe, effective, and fun way that keeps your clients coming back for more.

  • Date: Sunday, 4/7.
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Price: $159 
  • Register online at ACEfitness.org.

For questions, please contact Erin Bransford at orndorf@pdx.edu or 503.725.2959 . 

P90X Instructor Certification

This full-day workshop will culminate in a group fitness certification which qualifies you to teach Power 90 Extreme (P90X), a pre-choreographed, total-body strength and cardio Group X class. This workshop is open to everyone. 

  • Date: Sunday, 4/14.
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Price: $249
  • Register online at beachbodylive.com

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