AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDINGDepartment of Recreation and Intramural ServicesATH 122-1A: Spring 2015 - 2 credit hoursPool Space: Alumni Arena (UB North Campus) Lecture Hall: Clemens 102Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pmINSTRUCTOR:Amanda Adams: [email protected]Office hours upon requestCourse 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 carefor 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 subjectmatter during class bothers you please speak to me after class and together we will address it. Also if youhave any sensitivities to medical images, or discussion of illness or injury please inform me so that we candecide if this course will be appropriate.ARC Lifeguarding, First Aid/CPR CertificationStudents 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 scorehigher 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 completeany 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 AssessmentClassroom activitiesoViewing of videos and demonstrationsoLecture and group discussionsoCPR/First Aid Skills practiceIn-Water ActivitiesoSkill PracticeoSwimming Exercises Homework Assignments AssessmentsoTwo Written Exams (CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding)oFinal Skills Assessment
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