UREC Training & Certification programs offer over 75 non-credit activities per year including multiple-week classes and one-day workshops in a variety of disciplines. Training and Certification programs differ from traditional sports programming and often vary in type, size, and duration.

Expand your horizons and become certified in first aid, CPR, lifeguarding, or prepare to be a personal trainer, fitness instructor, adventure facilitator, challenge facilitator, or climbing wall supervisor. 

Training and Certification Classes Offered:

  • ACE Personal Training Prep:

    These courses are designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam or the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Exam.

    Achieve the highest-quality education in Personal Training

    The ACE Personal Trainer Study Program provides the most current, highest quality education available. You will learn the latest evidence-based exercise science fundamentals, principles of behavior change and client-centered methodologies you can apply from the start.

    Master the material with the most advanced learning experience

    The ACE Personal Trainer Study Program is delivered in a multimodal learning platform designed to fit your learning style and pace. With interactive digital learning, updated textbook, on-demand support and real-world application, you will be more than prepared to get certified and launch your career.

    Earn the most trusted credential backed by the NCCA

    Get the attention of potential employers with a certification from a program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard for certification program accreditation in fitness and health. Become part of a team of more than 90,000 ACE Certified Professionals committed to getting people moving.

  • Challenge Facilitator:

    We offer two types of training through the challenge program. Both are for the Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1). 

    The Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1) - Low only

    20-hour training includes experiential education theory, facilitation practice, and lots of activities to do with your groups.
    Sponsorships are available for prospective University Recreation staff members

    The Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1) - Low/High 

    40-hour training includes all subjects from low only training, as well as inspecting, belaying, and running high elements.
    Sponsorships are available for prospective University Recreation staff members

    Details

    The training runs congruently and follows the standards as set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). They are designed for the beginner facilitator and cover frontloading, debriefing, and sequencing of activities. The technical skills covered in this training include spotting, belaying, access climbing, and gear inspections. At the end of the training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program but is required to be hired.

    Disclaimer: This training offers a WSU-wide qualification rather than a certification. Ropes course managers taking this course will not be provided with a certification in CCP1, as WSU is not a Professional Vendor Member through ACCT.  

    Potential University Recreation Employment Opportunities:

    If you are interested in working for UREC as a Facilitator or wanting the experience for professional/leadership development, please submit a resume, trip log/outline of outdoor experience, and cover letter to kelsey.gump@wsu.edu. We will then review the application material and send the registration link to those who are selected. Participation in the course does not guarantee employmen

  • First Aid/CPR/AED:

    Help save a life! Learn the skills necessary to recognize and respond to emergency situations until emergency services arrive. Class will include hands-on practice and instruction to ensure confidence in a real world setting. 

  • Fitness Instructor:

    Are you interested in becoming a UREC Group Fitness Instructor? If so, our Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) course is your first step to teaching group classes and inspiring active, healthy living.

    Our FIT course is a combination of lecture and practical application that will cover the basics of group exercise instruction including anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, exercise selection, choreography, injury prevention, cueing, and much, much more!

  • Lifeguard and Safety Training for Swim Coaches Certification:

    Let the UREC Aquatic staff help you accomplish your goals of obtaining a variety of certifications.   

    Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with the American Red Cross lifeguard training. Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With our lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial elements in helping to prevent drownings and injuries.

  • Backcountry Travel and Leadership:

    If you’re an outdoor enthusiast interested in developing your outdoor leadership skills, this course is for you. During this multi-day, professionally instructed and administered course, participants will embarking on a 10 day backpacking and kayaking trip where they will learn the skills necessary to successfully lead outdoor activities in the backcountry.

  • Climbing Wall Instructor Course:

    Learn to be a climbing wall instructor! Want to take your climbing experience to the next level and start applying it professionally? This is the course for you!

  • Wilderness First Aid:

    Come learn Wilderness First Aid instructed by the Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI). This course features hands- on curriculum focusing on real world application/scenarios to better prepare you for your outdoor adventures.

Current Offerings

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Adult First Aid/CPR/AED - Blended Learning (Online/In-Person)

SRC Member: $60.00 Chinook Member: $60.00 Non-Member: $66.00
Item ID: 148704

Schedule: Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Student Recreation Center Room 144 (Classroom)

Registration: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Open Spots: 12
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Class Dates: Friday, November 12, 2021

Learn to save a life! American Red Cross safety education classes will prepare you for emergencies. This training covers First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for workplace, schools, and community. The First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion. We are excited to be able to offer this course in a blended learning format. The course will have online and in-person components. The online portion of this course typically takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. However, stable internet connection, quality of the computer being used, previous knowledge of the material, etc. can all play a role in the amount of time it takes to complete the content.

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED - Blended Learning (Online/In-Person)

SRC Member: $60.00 Chinook Member: $60.00 Non-Member: $66.00
Item ID: 148705

Schedule: Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Student Recreation Center Room 144 (Classroom)

Registration: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Open Spots: 14
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Class Dates: Friday, December 10, 2021

Learn to save a life! American Red Cross safety education classes will prepare you for emergencies. This training covers First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for workplace, schools, and community. The First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion. We are excited to be able to offer this course in a blended learning format. The course will have online and in-person components. The online portion of this course typically takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. However, stable internet connection, quality of the computer being used, previous knowledge of the material, etc. can all play a role in the amount of time it takes to complete the content.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED - Blended Learning (Online/In-Person)

SRC Member: $66.00 Chinook Member: $66.00 Non-Member: $76.00
Item ID: 148710

Schedule: Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Student Recreation Center Room 144 (Classroom)

Registration: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Thursday, October 21, 2021

Open Spots: 10
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Class Dates: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Learn to save a life! American Red Cross safety education classes will prepare you for emergencies. This training covers First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for workplace, schools, and community. The First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion. We are excited to be able to offer this course in a blended learning format. The course will have online and in-person components. The online portion of this course typically takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. However, stable internet connection, quality of the computer being used, previous knowledge of the material, etc. can all play a role in the amount of time it takes to complete the content.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED - Blended Learning (Online/In-Person)

SRC Member: $66.00 Chinook Member: $66.00 Non-Member: $76.00
Item ID: 148711

Schedule: Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Student Recreation Center Room 144 (Classroom)

Registration: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Thursday, November 11, 2021

Open Spots: 15
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Class Dates: Sunday, November 14, 2021

Learn to save a life! American Red Cross safety education classes will prepare you for emergencies. This training covers First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for workplace, schools, and community. The First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion. We are excited to be able to offer this course in a blended learning format. The course will have online and in-person components. The online portion of this course typically takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. However, stable internet connection, quality of the computer being used, previous knowledge of the material, etc. can all play a role in the amount of time it takes to complete the content.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED - Blended Learning (Online/In-Person)

SRC Member: $66.00 Chinook Member: $66.00 Non-Member: $76.00
Item ID: 148712

Schedule: Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Student Recreation Center Room 144 (Classroom)

Registration: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Open Spots: 15
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Class Dates: Sunday, November 28, 2021

Learn to save a life! American Red Cross safety education classes will prepare you for emergencies. This training covers First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for workplace, schools, and community. The First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion. We are excited to be able to offer this course in a blended learning format. The course will have online and in-person components. The online portion of this course typically takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. However, stable internet connection, quality of the computer being used, previous knowledge of the material, etc. can all play a role in the amount of time it takes to complete the content.

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED - Blended Learning (Online/In-Person)

SRC Member: $66.00 Chinook Member: $66.00 Non-Member: $76.00
Item ID: 148713

Schedule: Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Student Recreation Center Room 144 (Classroom)

Registration: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - Thursday, December 9, 2021

Open Spots: 16
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Class Dates: Sunday, December 12, 2021

Learn to save a life! American Red Cross safety education classes will prepare you for emergencies. This training covers First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for workplace, schools, and community. The First Aid/CPR/AED certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion. We are excited to be able to offer this course in a blended learning format. The course will have online and in-person components. The online portion of this course typically takes about 2 hours and 5 minutes to complete. However, stable internet connection, quality of the computer being used, previous knowledge of the material, etc. can all play a role in the amount of time it takes to complete the content.

Cat and Dog First Aid

SRC Member: $21.00 Chinook Member: $21.00 Non-Member: $23.00
Item ID: 161990

Schedule: Mon Tue Wed Th Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Online Class /Seminar Online

Class Dates: Monday, October 4, 2021 - Sunday, October 17, 2021

You love your pets, and want to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet is the best way to do that. In this American Red Cross course, you will learn the basics of providing first aid care for your cat or dog and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations. This 35-minute online course covers understanding your pet's vital signs, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs. This course is desktop and tablet compatible.

Cat and Dog First Aid

SRC Member: $21.00 Chinook Member: $21.00 Non-Member: $23.00
Item ID: 161991

Schedule: Mon Tue Wed Th Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Online Class /Seminar Online

Registration: Monday, June 7, 2021 - Thursday, October 28, 2021

Open Spots: 19
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Class Dates: Monday, October 18, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

You love your pets, and want to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet is the best way to do that. In this American Red Cross course, you will learn the basics of providing first aid care for your cat or dog and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations. This 35-minute online course covers understanding your pet's vital signs, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs. This course is desktop and tablet compatible.

Cat and Dog First Aid

SRC Member: $21.00 Chinook Member: $21.00 Non-Member: $23.00
Item ID: 161992

Schedule: Mon Tue Wed Th Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Online Class /Seminar Online

Registration: Monday, June 7, 2021 - Thursday, November 11, 2021

Open Spots: 20
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Class Dates: Monday, November 1, 2021 - Sunday, November 14, 2021

You love your pets, and want to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet is the best way to do that. In this American Red Cross course, you will learn the basics of providing first aid care for your cat or dog and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations. This 35-minute online course covers understanding your pet's vital signs, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs. This course is desktop and tablet compatible.

Cat and Dog First Aid

SRC Member: $21.00 Chinook Member: $21.00 Non-Member: $23.00
Item ID: 161993

Schedule: Mon Tue Wed Th Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Online Class /Seminar Online

Registration: Monday, June 7, 2021 - Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Open Spots: 20
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Class Dates: Monday, November 15, 2021 - Sunday, November 28, 2021

You love your pets, and want to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet is the best way to do that. In this American Red Cross course, you will learn the basics of providing first aid care for your cat or dog and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations. This 35-minute online course covers understanding your pet's vital signs, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs. This course is desktop and tablet compatible.

Cat and Dog First Aid

SRC Member: $21.00 Chinook Member: $21.00 Non-Member: $23.00
Item ID: 161994

Schedule: Mon Tue Wed Th Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Online Class /Seminar Online

Registration: Monday, June 7, 2021 - Thursday, December 9, 2021

Open Spots: 20
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Class Dates: Monday, November 29, 2021 - Sunday, December 12, 2021

You love your pets, and want to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet is the best way to do that. In this American Red Cross course, you will learn the basics of providing first aid care for your cat or dog and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations. This 35-minute online course covers understanding your pet's vital signs, breathing, and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs. This course is desktop and tablet compatible.

UREC Fitness Instructor Training (FIT): 2-Day Course

SRC Member: $0.00 Chinook Member: $0.00
Item ID: 187079

Schedule: Sat Sun 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Chinook Recreation Center Chinook 20

Registration: Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Friday, December 3, 2021

Open Spots: 15
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Class Dates: Saturday, December 4, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021

We will learn the basics of group fitness instruction with UREC's Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) program. At this time, we are only accepting WSU students who will graduate Fall 2022 or later. FIT will take place on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Chinook. This training is required to work for UREC. After successfully completing the training and the subsequent shadowing process, participants can audition to lead group fitness classes for UREC. Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment.