ATH 1221A syllabus Spring 2015(3) (2).docx - AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING Department of Recreation and Intramural Services ATH 122-1A Spring 2015 2

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AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING Department of Recreation and Intramural Services ATH 122-1A: Spring 2015 - 2 credit hours Pool Space: Alumni Arena (UB North Campus) Lecture Hall: Clemens 102 Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Adams: [email protected] Office hours upon request Course Purpose: The primary purpose of the American 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. This course will also strengthen swimming ability, critical thinking, and emergency readiness. *We will talk openly and honestly about different topics that may be upsetting to some students. If the subject matter during class bothers you please speak to me after class and together we will address it. Also if you have any sensitivities to medical images, or discussion of illness or injury please inform me so that we can decide if this course will be appropriate. ARC Lifeguarding, First Aid/CPR Certification Students enrolled in the course have the ability to earn American Red Cross Certification’s in Lifeguarding as well as First Aid/CPR if they show adequate proficiency in the prerequisite testing, the skills required and if they score higher than 80% on the ARC certification tests. * Enrolling in this course does not guarantee lifeguard certification and reaching Red Cross standard is not directly correlated with the student’s final grade. Alternative certification opportunities will be considered if the need may arise. Accessibility: If you have any condition, such as physical or learning disability, that might make it difficult for you to complete any course requirements, please notify me as soon as possible, so that I can make appropriate accommodations. Course Activities: This class will require the student to engage in activities including: Prerequisite Water Skills Assessment Classroom activities o Viewing of videos and demonstrations o Lecture and group discussions o CPR/First Aid Skills practice In-Water Activities o Skill Practice o Swimming Exercises Homework Assignments Assessments o Two Written Exams (CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding) o Final Skills Assessment
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  • American Red Cross, Lifeguard, Red Cross Lifeguarding, Water Skills Assessment

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