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Registration closes 2 business days before the start of each course.  Minimum enrollment must be met for course to run. Visit the Membership Office in the Recreation and Fitness Center from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday – Friday to register.

*Please note:No refund will be given after the registration deadline*


All CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Professional certification courses will be taught in the American Red Cross' blended learning format. Registered students will complete an online section of the course prior to the start of the in-person class time listed below.  Online instructions will be printed on your receipt at the time of registration.


The certification course provides the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

To enroll, participants must be able to:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs
  • Complete timed event which includes retrieving a brick in deep water and returning it to the pool deck



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This course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Group Fitness Instructor for Florida Atlantic University. This 10-week commitment will provide all participants with the written and practical preparation to teach safe, effective, and motivating classes. Participants in this course will have the option to choose between three different formats to learn (Cycling, Strength, or Cardio Kickboxing). This course follows the guidelines in the ACE (American Council on Exercise) Group Fitness Instructor Manual to prepare you to take the test and become a certified instructor.

Students who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to audition to become a Group Fitness Instructor for Florida Atlantic University. Any instructors hired through this preparation course will have one semester to take and pass one of the approved, nationally accredited certification exams.

Enrolled participants will also receive 20% of exam costs for the ACE group fitness exams. Click here to purchase materials.

Questions? Please contact FAU Campus Recreation at


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The ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Training Preparation course is designed for people who aspire to become a certified Personal Trainer. This course has been developed with both lecture and practical components, to give you the knowledge and hands-on experience that will enable you to become a fitness professional. Topics include: basic and functional anatomy, applied exercise physiology, client consultations/assessments, program design principles, resistance training, cardiovascular training, form and technique instruction, and more!

Current FAU students who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to apply to our Personal Training program and participate in our interview process. Any student hired through this preparation course will have one semester to take and pass a nationally accredited Personal Training certification.

The Personal Training Prep Course is not designed to serve as a sole means of studying for a certification - it is meant to be a supplement. Please note that this course does not actually certify you as an ACE Personal Trainer, in order to sit for the exam you would need to register for the exam through the ACE website (Enrolled participants will also receive 20% off the costs for the ACE CPT Exam).

Questions? Please contact FAU Campus Recreation at


WRFA is the assessment of and treatment given to an injured or ill person in a remote environment where definitive care by a health care provider and/or rapid transport is not readily available.

In this course, participants will learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to first aid emergencies based on their training. This course serves to meet the health and safety needs of those who are interested in the outdoors, live or work in remote areas or are preparing to respond to disaster locations.

Participants could include hikers and backpackers, scout leaders and older scouts, boaters, farm workers, utility workers in remote areas, forest rangers, law enforcement and rescue crews, and disaster response team members.

Course topics include assessment, evacuation considerations, shock and heart attack, chest injuries, head/neck/spinal injuries, wound care, bone and joint injuries, burns, abdominal illnesses, hypothermia, heat-related illnesses, lightning, altitude illnesses, submersion incidents, allergies and anaphylaxis.

*Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

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 Last Modified 9/6/18