Instructional Classes

The instructional program is designed to meet the needs of individuals or groups that will need emergency training or simply enjoy learning in a non-credit environment. Classes that are offered focus primarily on American Red Cross Training Programs and will follow ARC standards. Please register for all courses at the University Recreation Information Center. Contact us at u-rec@uwm.edu with any questions. Any CPR, First Aid, or Lifeguarding courses that do not have adequate enrollment may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the course. Registrants will be contacted if a course is cancelled. Private courses may be arranged, please see the specific course for information.

Spring 2014 Courses Flyer here (.pdf)

Adult CPR/AED & First Aid:

CPR/AED and First Aid certifications are valid for two years. The scheduled courses are for adult certification only. We may schedule courses for child or infant certification based on availability and interest. Courses will be held as scheduled below.

Date Time Class
Fri, 9/26 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Adult CPR/AED
Fri, 9/26 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. First Aid*
Sat, 9/27 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Adult CPR/AED
Sat, 9/27 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. First Aid*
Sat, 10/25 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Adult CPR/AED
Sat, 10/25 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. First Aid*
Fri, 10/31 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Adult CPR/AED
Fri, 10/31  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. First Aid*
Fri, 11/21 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Adult CPR/AED
Fri, 11/21 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m First Aid*
Sat, 11/22 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Adult CPR/AED
Sat, 11/22 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. First Aid*

*Prerequisite: Red Cross CPR/AED Course

The CPR/AED course costs $55 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $65 for nonstudents/members.
The First Aid course costs $30 for UWM Students and University Recreation members or $40 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 3 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

CPR/AED and First Aid Re-certification Challenges:

These challenges allow you to renew anyone with a current Red Cross CPR/AED or First Aid certifications to renew their certifications. Please indicate when you register which certifications you will be renewing.

Sat,9/20 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Adult CPR/AED - First Aid
Fri, 12/12 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Adult CPR/AED - First Aid

 

The challenge costs $45 for UWM Students and University Recreation members or $55 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 3 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

Waterfront Lifeguarding Course:

Students who finish the Waterfront lifeguarding course successfully will receive 2 year certifications in: Waterfront Lifeguarding/First Aid, CPR for the Professional Responder, and AED. All class sessions are mandatory. Students must be 15 years old, be able to swim 550 yards without stopping, retrieve a brick from a depth of 14 feet, and tread water using only their legs for 2 minutes. These skills will be checked on the first day of class. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

We will not be holding a Lifeguard course in Fall 2014. Our Spring 2015 course will be listed by January 2015. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu for further information.

The lifeguarding course costs $200 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $225 for nonstudents/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 6 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

Lifeguard Review:

To recertify a Lifeguard certification the Red Cross now requires an 8 hour review course. Any currently certified Red Cross lifeguard may sign up for a review. Please indicate if you need waterfront, waterpark, or the standard certification at the time of registration. Your CPR/AED and First Aid certifcations will also be renewed.

The Lifeguard Review will be held on Saturday 12/13 and Sunday 12/14 from 10am-3pm.

The challenge costs $75 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $85 for nonstudents/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 4 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

CPR-Professional and Health Care Responder:

CPR-Professional and Health Care Responder will be held on Sat, 11/8 from 10am-5pm

The CPR-PRO course costs $75 for UWM students and University Recreation members or $95 for non-students/members.

Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private courses can be scheduled if you have 3 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

you have 4 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses.

Wilderness & Remote First Aid:
Designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, this course teaches skills to be used in emergencies when help from professional  responders may be far away. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a 2 year certification. Students must be at least 14 years old and hold current adult CPR/AED certification. Large portions of the course will be held outside and students need to be prepared for the weather. Clothing may also be torn or stained during simulations. Students should dress appropriately and bring spare clothing.
Courses for the Fall 2014 Semester will be posted soon. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu for further information.

Students must attend both days to complete the course.

Course topics include:
● Primary and Secondary Assessments
● Head/Brain, Neck and Spinal Injuries
● Heat Related Emergencies
● Hypothermia
● Altitude Related Illnesses
● Allergies and Anaphylaxis
● Burns
● Bone and Joint Injuries
● Wounds and Wound Infection
The Wilderness & Remote First Aid course costs $125 for UWM students and University Recreation
members or $150 for nonstudents/members.
Any course without sufficient registration may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first meeting. Private
courses can be scheduled if you have 6 or more individuals. Please contact u-rec@uwm.edu with questions about private courses."

 

PADI Scuba

These courses are taught through Aquatic Adventures Inc. There are many PADI courses available; some of the course work will be taught at the Brookfield store, however in-water sessions will be held at UWM Pool.

Dates TBA

www.dive-aai.com
262-938-6827
Ask for Maureen or Jerry

Group X Instructor Training Program

Interested in becoming a Group X Instructor? UWM University Recreation offers a Group Exercise Instructor Training Program every Spring semester.

Who is the UREC Group X Instructor Training Program For?
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For more information about the program, contact Sara Schillinger at sj@uwm.edu

Instructional Staff

All of our energetic staff are certified American Red Cross Instructors. The majority of our instructor’s have years of experience teaching CPR, lifeguard classes, swim lessons and working with children and people of all ages, and all but the full-time staff members are UWM Students. Every instructor puts student learning first and will be involved with education as a lifelong profession. 

Additional Information

Please contact or stop by the University Recreation Information Center for current fee schedules and availability of classes.

Phone: 414-229-3914
email: u-rec@uwm.edu

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