The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Leisure Skills Course Profiles

Training & Certifications

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  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR (LS 275)

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    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is…
    Gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for infants, children, and adults with injuries and sudden illness.

    The instructor’s description of this course is…
    This course covers Blood Borne Pathogens Training, Community Adult/Child /Infant CPR, Adult/Child AED, and 1st Aid.

     

    The most important thing students will learn in this class is…
    The hands-on skills and the confidence to assist a person needing emergency assistance.

    The top highlights of this course are…
    Disco practice, 1st Aid mock victim, Choking Charlie practice

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    The Leisure Skills department provides…
    Adult/Child manikins, Infant manikins, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Trainers, Choking manikin, splints & bandages

    The instructor would also like students to know…
    This is a very active hands-on practice/participation class using many different approaches to learning. At the successful completion of this course the students receive an Adult/Child/Infant CPR card an Adult/Child AED card, a 1st Aid card and a Blood Borne Pathogens training card from the Red Cross.

    Other students have said…
    "This Leisure Skills taught me a lot about what to do properly when there is a medical emergency. Whenever someone is in danger, I know what to do to try to help them and save their life. The Leisure Skill was also great because my professor was also very patient and clearly spoke to us. She made learning fun but still made sure that we knew what we were learning was important." (Fall 2011)

    "The course was informative and easy to understand. At the end of the course, you receive all of your certification cards from the Red Cross just like you would for a paid course, so you get an addition to your resume as well!" (Fall 2011)

    "This class was fun and one of the few leisure skills that could save a life. The instructor is fun and easy to get along with." (Fall 2011)

    "Not only did I (finally) get to learn CPR and first aid skills, but I was able to do it for less money and get more practice than if I had taken a Red Cross course. This is going to be something I keep handy for the rest of my life; completely worth it!" (Fall 2011)

    "I really enjoyed coming to this class everyday. The environment was very relaxed, and I really liked the interaction in the classroom. The things we learned shouldn't really be considered a leisure skill, I feel like everyone should have to learn these types of things: things that could save lives. I am really glad I took this class!" (Fall 2011)

    Students can learn more about CPR/First Aid at…
    www.redcross.org

    Instructors who may teach this course are…
    JoAnn Roesch

    Sample Syllabus

  • Group Initiatives (LS 126)

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    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is…
    Students learn to lead people in group initiatives, also called team building exercises, with the goal of developing trust, cooperation, risk-taking, and leadership among participants. Students learn specific initiatives to lead, as well as how to bring groups to their intended goals.

    The instructor’s description of this course is…
    This course will help students learn team building exercises along with developing trust, cooperation, leadership, and risk-taking among others.

    The most important thing students will learn in this class is…
    Setting goals and reaching them, along with becoming a leader.

    The top highlights of this course are…
    Meeting new people, learning to be a true leader, and playing games.

    Sample Syllabus

  • Lifeguarding (LS 277)

    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is…
    Students gain the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illness. Upon course completion, students receive a lifeguarding certification from the American Red Cross.

    The instructor’s description of this course is…
    The primary purpose of the 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 care for injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel arrive and take over.

    The most important thing students will learn in this class is…
    Lifesaving skills (Lifeguarding skills, CPR/AED/First Aid skills)

    The Leisure Skills department provides…
    Whistle and a CPR mask

    Students can learn more about life guarding at…
    www.redcross.org

    Instructors who may teach this course are…
    Kelly Williams

    Sample Syllabus

  • Outdoor leadership (LS 291)

    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is…
    Introduces the skills necessary to lead others in a backcountry environment. Focus is on wilderness travel skills, minimum impact, group dynamics, leadership skills and decision making. Course also includes certification in Wilderness First Aid.

    The instructor’s description of this course is…
    This course introduces students to the skill of leading others in an outdoor environment.

    The most important thing students will learn in this class is…
    Wilderness First Aid, How to Teach a Skill, How to Plan a group trip and Lead others.

    The top highlights of this course are…
    Learning about Leadership, Traveling to Amazing Outdoor Adventure Locations, and Meeting others who are passionate about outdoor recreation.

    The Leisure Skills department provides…
    Backpacks, Tents, Stoves, Sleeping Bags and other essential Outdoor Gear.

    Students can learn more about outdoor leadership at…
    www.nols.edu

    Instructors who may teach this course are…
    Robert Taylor

    Sample Syllabus

  • First Aid/CPR for the Professional (LS 276)

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    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is…
    This American Red Cross CPRAED for the Professional Rescuer course teaches those with a duty to act the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing cardiac emergencies, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim of cardiac arrest.

    The instructor’s description of this course is…
    This course covers Blood Borne Pathogens Training, Adult/Child /Infant CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Adult/Child AED, and 1st Aid. This course is targeted for students pursuing a career in a health profession; Nursing, Pre-med, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Dentistry….

    The most important thing students will learn in this class is…
    The hands-on skills and the confidence to assist a person needing emergency assistance in a professional health care setting using 2 person CPR.

    The top highlights of this course are…
    Disco practice, 1st Aid mock victim, Choking Charlie practice.

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    The Leisure Skills department provides…
    Adult/Child manikins, Infant manikins, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Trainers, Bag-Valve-Masks Resuscitators, Choking manikin, splints & bandages.

    The instructor would also like students to know…
    This is a very active hands-on practice/participation class using many different approaches to learning. At the successful completion of this course the students receive an Adult/Child/Infant CPR for the Professional certificate, an Adult/Child AED for the Professional certificate, a 1st Aid certificate and a Blood Borne Pathogens Training certificate.

    Students can learn more about CPR at…
    www.redcross.org

    Instructors who may teach this course are…
    JoAnn Roesch

    Sample Syllabus

  • Wilderness First Aid (LS 278)

    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is…
    This American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid with Adult CPR course provides individuals involved with wilderness activities with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illness when more advanced help is not immediately available.

    The instructor’s description of this course is…
    American Red Cross course designed to help those involved in wilderness activities learn to provide proper emergency care.

    The most important thing students will learn in this class is…
    Adult CPR skills, evacuation methods from extreme conditions

    The instructor would also like students to know…
    This is a great class for those who enjoy the outdoors and spend time in remote environments.

    Instructors who may teach this course are…
    Christina Mazer

    Sample Syllabus