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Sports Medicine Training

Recreational Sports is committed to offering health and safety classes to students, faculty, staff, and community members throughout the year.

The health & safety classes offered by Virginia Tech Rec Sports are conducted through the American Red Cross. These programs are offered in a blended learning format. This means that you will be required to complete a portion of the class online prior to attending in-person training.

CPR/AED/First Aid Lay Responder (Adult, Child, Infant) 

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

VT Affiliate- $70 | Non-VT Affiliate-$90

Registration opens January 3, 2024 and closes two days before each respective class
  • Tuesday, February 6th (5:30-8pm)

  • Wednesday, February 21st (5:30-8pm)

  • Thursday, April 25th (5:30-8pm)

Lifeguard Certification and Recertification Courses

Lifeguard Certification Course

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding courses is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services  (EMS) personnel take over. This course is taught in a blended learning format, which consists of 7 hours of elearning, and about 20 hours of in person skill and knowledge training. Certification is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.

Lifeguard Recertification Course

The purpose of the lifeguard review is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal setting. To participate in a review course, individuals must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/ CPR/ AED certificate or expired within the last 30 days. 

There will be no courses scheduled for this semester.

Lifeguarding: Registration will close at 11:59 pm the Sunday before each respective class. Maximum of 15 participants per class.

  • February 24: LG Recert 12-8 pm
  • March 15 - 17: Full LG Class
    • March 15th 5-10 pm 
    • March 16th 12-8 pm
    • March 17th from 12-6 pm
    • Must attend all 3 days in order to be considered for certification
  • March 23: LG Recert 12-8pm
  • April 19 - 21: Full LG Class
    • April 19 5-10 pm
    • April 20 12-8 pm
    • April 21 from 12-6 pm
    • Must attend all 3 days in order to be conside
  • April 27: LG Recert 12-8 pm



Please sign up online or in person at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit cards, or checks 3 business days prior to the class. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech

A partial refund will be given if the participant requests one during the registration period. No refunds will be given after the registration period has closed.  A $10 fee will be administered for all refunds. 

Health and Safety classes with fewer than three participants will be cancelled and participants will recieve a full refund for the class.