Our team of passionate professionals is focused on giving you the very best physical fitness, adventure and sports experiences possible. From building supervisors to fitness instructors, personal trainers to trip leaders, you’re surrounded by people who care and who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. We’re intent on creating an environment that’s safe, welcoming and fun. We’re dedicated to providing offerings that suit a variety of abilities, interests and needs. And we’re always looking for opportunities to develop leadership and authentic engagement—whether it’s with our members, student employees, teams or staff.
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The Empowerment Self-Defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault. Participants will take part in verbal exercises, physical drills, and discussions. These workshops are FREE to enrolled UM students and Recreational Sports members with MCard.
Please visit the Sessions @ Michigan Link to register for a workshop.
The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired on as an official Red Cross lifeguard. Our detailed blended learning training includes both testing of hands-on skills as well as comprehension on written tests. The certification, which includes First Aid, CPR, and AED training, is valid for two years upon completion and is accepted nationwide. Allow approximately 7 hours to complete the eLearning portion which must be completed prior to attending the first day of the course.
There are no offerings at this time.
Free to Department of Recreational Sports employees.
$290 for Non-employees. You can complete payment for the course here.
The American Red Cross lifeguard recertification course is only available to currently certified lifeguards.
Free to Department of Recreational Sports employees
$160 for Non-employees. You can complete payment for the course here.
The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid blended learning course will help prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants as well as prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies. Allow approximately 4 hours to complete the eLearning portions, including the final exam. The eLearning portions of the course must be completed prior to attending the in-person skill session. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid valid for two years.
Free to Department of Recreational Sports Employees.
$85 for Non-Employees. You can complete payment for the course here.