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Health + Safety Certifications

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 August 1, 2022 and closes two days before each respective class
  • Wednesday, September 7 (5:30-8:00pm)
  • Saturday September 24 (1-3:30pm)
  • Tuesday October 4 (5:30-8pm)
  • Saturday October 29 (1-3:30pm)
  • Monday November 7 (5:30-8:00pm)
  • Saturday, December 3 (1:00-3:30pm)
Registration opens January 2, 2023 and closes two days before each respective class
  • Saturday, January 28 (1-3:30 pm) 

  • Monday, February 20 (5:30-8:30 pm)

  • Monday, March 13 (5:30-8:30 pm)

  • Monday, March 27 (5:30-8:30 pm)

  • Saturday, April 15 (1-3:30 pm)

  • Monday, May 1 (5:30-8:30 pm)

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. 

Registration opens January 2 and will close at 11:59pm the Sunday before each respective class

  • Full LG Class* February 10 from 5-10 pm, February 11 from 12-8 pm, February 12 from 12-4 pm (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • LG Recert February 25 from 12-8 pm (Saturday)

  • LG Recert March 18 from 12-8 pm (Saturday)

  • Full LG Class* March 24 from 5-10 pm, March 25 from 12-8 pm, March 26 from 12-4 pm (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

  • Full LG Class* April 21 from 5-10 pm, April 22 from 12-8 pm, April 23 from 12-4 pm (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) 

  • LG Recert April 29 from 12-8 pm (Saturday)

* must attend all 3 days in order to be considered for certification



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.