Certifications

Certifications and Workshops

American Red Cross

Group Fitness

Adult CPR/AED Certification Barre Above®
Adult CPR/AED Re-certification R.I.P.P.E.D.®
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Review Pink Gloves Boxing
First Aid Certification  
Lifeguard Recertification  

American Red Cross

Register for any American Red Cross certification course at the front desk of the Rec Center in the East Gym. Class sizes are limited.

Adult CPR/AED Certification

  • Monday, Feb. 10 or Tuesday, March 31
  • 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • $70 (includes Adult Ready Reference Card and certificate)
  • Rec Center at the East Gym, EG-18
  • Register (After logging in, navigate to Programs and then Wellness) 

The Adult CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches you how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult CPR/AED valid for two years.

Adult CPR/AED Re-certification

  • Tuesday, Feb. 4 or Wednesday, March 11
  • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • $55 (includes certificate)
  • Rec Center at the East Gym, EG-18
  • Register (After logging in, navigate to Programs and then Wellness)

CPR recertification courses allow you to refresh your memory, renew your skills and stay up-to-date on the latest techniques. Designed for those whose credentials are still valid but near expiration, the abbreviated CPR recertification courses take less time than standard CPR classes, and allow you to maintain certification for an additional two years. 

Participants MUST bring their current certification card to class for verification. Participants without a current card will not be allowed to write the examination.

Please note: no materials are provided. Participants should bring their own handbook and breathing barrier to class.

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification

  • Saturday, March 21 or Sunday, 19
  • 10 a.m.  – 5 p.m.
  • $110 (includes handbook, mask and certificate)
  • Rec Center at the East Gym, EG-18
  • Register (After logging in, navigate to Programs and then Wellness)

This course is designed for the rescuer who has a duty to respond to emergies or anyone with the desire for advanced CPR knowledge. This program combines discussions, video and hands-on training. Course content includes recognizing and responding to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants, two-rescuer CPR, ventilations, airway obstruction, and use of an AED. Certifications are valid for two years.

A 30-minute lunch break is included in the schedule.

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Review

  • Monday, March 30 or Tuesday, Apr. 21
  • 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • $90
  • Rec Center at the East Gym, EG-18
  • Register (After logging in, navigate to Programs and then Wellness)

CPR recertification courses allow you to refresh your memory, renew your skills and stay up-to-date on the latest techniques. Designed for those whose credentials are still valid but near expiration, the CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Review takes less time than the standard CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification class, and allows you to maintain certification for an additional two years. 

Participants MUST bring their current certification card to class for verification. Participants without a current card will not be allowed to write the examination.

Please note: no materials are provided. Participants should bring their own handbook and breathing barrier to class.

First Aid Certification

  • Monday, Feb. 3
  • 5:30 – 9 p.m.
  • $70 (includes Adult Ready Reference Card and certificate)
  • Rec Center at the East Gym, EG-18
  • Register (After logging in, navigate to Programs and then Wellness)

The First Aid course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Red Cross first aid certification courses are OSHA compliant. Certifications are valid for two years.

Lifeguard Recertification

  • Saturday, Apr. 18
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • $125 (includes Adult Ready Reference Card and certificate)
  • Rec Center at the East Gym, Pool
  • Register (After logging in, navigate to Programs and then Wellness)

All participants must have and bring CPR/AED, lifeguard, and first aid cars as well as a breathing mask to class.

Group Fitness

Campus Recreation offers opportunities to get certified in different fitness formats and earn continuing education credit.

Barre Above® (1.2 ACE, 12.0 AFAA, 1.2 NASM, 12.0 SCW)

  • Sunday, Feb. 23
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • $249.99 early registration, $289.99 regular registration
  • EG-24
  • Register here

The Barre Above® certification will teach you everything you need to implement a successful barre program anywhere. Fusing the worlds of Pilates, yoga, aerobics and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above delivers a results-driven workout that will sculpt your students' bodies, get them into amazing shape, and have them coming back for more.

As a Barre Above® instructor, you'll learn the correct way to teach barre that is fun and totally unique for your students. You'll also learn how to structure an effective barre workout that meets all your students' needs, whether you're teaching on a barre or off one. You'll learn barre specific cueing, so that your students will feel empowered, motivated, and have the ability to progress.

The Barre Above® certification is a 7-hour in-person certification workshop. You'll receive everything you need to begin teaching classes the very next day.

Contact Patti Dowd at pdowd@binghamton.edu with any questions.

R.I.P.P.E.D.® (.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, .8 NASM)

  • Saturday, March 21
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • $229 before March 15, $279 after, $309 same day registration.
    • Discounts are available for the first five Binghamton University staff – contact Jenna directly at Jenna@rippedplanet.com
  • EG-106
  • Register here

During this R.I.P.P.E.D.® Instructor Training, we take an interactive approach to accelerate the participants’ learning curve, and take their fitness expertise to another level with the R.I.P.P.E.D.® Fitness Formula. Participants will leave equipped, understanding how to successfully plan, implement and teach a safe and effective combined high intensity weight and cardiovascular training program.

During the eight hour course, we introduce a highly effective approach to high intensity training with a format that is easy to follow, straightforward to teach and that reflects the philosophies of R.I.P.P.E.D.®. Focused around a basic understanding of physiology, biomechanics and anatomy principles, we go over key elements that correlate to the R.I.P.P.E.D.® system and basic sports conditioning exercises that apply across all fitness levels. Paying special attention to injury cause and prevention, we combine interval training and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), incorporating resistance and plyometric exercises, all while delving into the relationship between movement and music.

Contact Patti Dowd at pdowd@binghamton.edu or Master Trainer at jenna@rippedplanet.com with any questions.

Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification (2.0 ACE, 15 AFAA, 20 NETA)

  • Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • $349 before Feb. 27, $399 after
    • Binghamton University students may use code 10pa5r50 to save $50 off the early bird or regular registration rate (call Customer Service at 800-237-6242 to register)
  • EG-24
  • Register here or students/staff may call Customer Service at 800-237-6242

This intensive, two-day training provides hands-on experience in teaching beginner yoga formats focused on alignment, safety, variations and breathing techniques. Yoga Foundations can be taken as a stand-alone certification to teach yoga classes and/or can be taken as the first course working toward the advanced 200 Hour Yoga Program.

Key Topics:

  • In-depth breakdown of 20 basic yoga poses
  • Basic Pranayama
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology of the nervous and respiratory system
  • Basic principles of teaching asana: Tell, Show, Do
  • Motivational and inspirational cuing

Contact Patti Dowd at pdowd@binghamton.edu with any questions.

Pink Gloves Boxing (1.6 ACE, 13 AFAA)

  • Saturday, April 25 – Sunday, April 26
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • $169 (plus equipment)
  • East Gym
  • Register here

Training Camps are a grueling, challenging, and fun experience where attendees learn:
• Proper boxing form and technique
• How to hold boxing mitts
• Advanced punch combinations (this is a ton of fun!)
• How to successfully run a Pink Gloves Boxing program & PGB Certification

Contact Jenna Moore at jennamoore@binghamton.edu with any questions.

Contact Us

Rec Center Front Desk
607-777-7529
Email

Rec Center Semester Hours
Monday – Friday
5:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Rec Center Break Hours*
Monday – Friday
5:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Hours subject to change