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Certification Courses

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

 Courses Offered

Check the Schedules & Events page for times and dates of courses offered the current term

ACE Personal Training Course

Theoretical and practical material offered through the American Council on Exercise will prepare you to become a certified personal trainer. Topics covered include anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, fitness assessment, program planning and progression, injury prevention, and special populations. Academic credit is available; exam fee and book are included.

Registration for the Summer Term Course opens for students on May 15 (non-students can register starting June 21 if space is available). Course dates: Saturdays, June 24 - August 19, 2017, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Member price: $459
  • Non-member price: $799

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

ACE Small Group Training 

This workshop covers the principles and application of exercise program design through an in-depth look at the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model. Participants will develop an understanding of how to apply the variables of exercise program design to influence desired adaptations to a small group training program. 

  • Member price: $129
  • Non-member price: $129
  • Register online at ACE Fitness 

ACE Metabolic Training Course

This workshop addresses the personal trainer's scope of practice for nutrition while identifying specific steps to help clients lose weight. This is an eight-hour course that teaches strategies to help clients overcome plateaus and achieve weight-loss goals with high-intensity metabolic conditioning among other methods.  

  • Member price: $159
  • Non-member price: $159
  • Register online at ACE Fitness 

Workplace CPR/AED/FA

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.

  • Member price: $65
  • Non-member price: $100
  • Free for Campus Rec staff

    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.

    • Member price: $40
    • Non-member price: $55
    • Free for Campus Rec staff

    Lifeguard Instructor Course

    This course teaching participants how to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. The course includes:  Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, BBP and Oxygen Administration. Participants must be able to pass the LG, CPR and First Aid written exams and demonstrate all required skills in order to participate in this course.

    • Member price: $150
    • Non-member price: $200
    • Campus Rec staff: $35

      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.

      • Member price: $150
      • Non-member price: $200

      Water Safety Instructor Course

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

      • Member price: $200 
      • Non-member price: $250
      • Campus Rec staff: $55 

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