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Prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Examination with this course. Individuals seeking to provide one-on-one fitness instruction, gain proficiency in the field, and achieve nationally recognized credentials will benefit from the information provided in this course. Lectures cover principles of basic exercise science, anatomy, nutrition, exercise program design, and the role of the fitness professional. Practical skills cover the following topics; exercise techniques, spotting and cueing skills, fitness assessment protocols, and client compliancy.

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Browse by Course Number: Search for WFA-5590

American Red Cross Lifeguarding is ideal for those wishing to work at community pools. You'll learn professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, distressed swimmer recognition, equipment-based rescues, and more. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn land and water rescue skills, First Aid and CPR for the professional rescuer, how to recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries and the value of behaving in a professional manner.

Prerequisite: Must be age 15 years of age on or before last day of class; All students must pass a swim test as set by the American Red Cross.

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Renew your Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications! All students must possess current American Red Cross certificates in Lifeguard and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Prerequisite: Must be age 15 years of age on or before last day of class; must swim continuously for 100 yards of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and propellant kick, 100 yards of the breaststroke using pull-kick-glide sequence, 100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke in any combination; swim 20 yards of front crawl or breaststroke; and surface dive seven to ten feet, retrieve a ten-pound object, return to starting point holding the object in both hands (face remains above water), and exit the water without using ladder or steps, all within one minute, 40 seconds.

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This course is designed for operators of public and private swimming pools and spas to meet the requirements of the health department for pool operators. Textbook required. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

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