Certifications

Earn a certification in a specific area of interest to be able to teach classes, work a specific job, or just learn useful techniques!

CPR, AED and First Aid

American Red Cross course contains training: for recognizing an emergency; CPR and AED for all ages adults to infants; care for conscious and unconscious choking; first aid for general medical emergencies such as burns, shock, severe bleeding, fractures and sudden illness. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in Adult CPR/AED, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid valid for 2 years.
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Fitness Instructor Training

Learn how to teach group exercise and become a certified instructor! In partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the UC San Diego Fitness Instructor Training Program will provide students with the information, education and practical experience needed to become a Group Fitness Instructor. Designed to be completed in three quarters, this program consists of 40 hours of training, 20 hours of supervised teaching and additional fitness training.
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Program offered during Fall/Winter/Spring quarters only.
For more information, please contact Alexia Cervantes at alexia@ucsd.edu


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Lifeguard Training

Earn a certification to become a lifeguard without having to even leave campus! Learn all the techniques you will need to become a lifeguard in beautiful San Diego.
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Outdoor Leadership

Outback Adventures offers high quality Outdoor Education Programs including Rock Climbing, Sea Kayaking, Backpacking, Horseback riding and many more. Our guides are experienced in the field of Outdoor Leadership and have specific skills required to teach the amazing programs we offer.

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Pilates INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Learn the skills to teach Mat Pilates! The Pilates Teacher Training Program, Pilates On The Mat, is open to the campus community and beyond. This program is designed for those interested in deepening their understanding of Pilates, expanding their own personal practice, as well as exploring the career potential of instructing Pilates mat work. The program includes teaching methodology, philosophy, and practicum hours. Designed to be completed in 9 months, it is based upon a core curriculum of Pilates mat classes, monthly weekend workshops and supervised practicum. The program is dedicated to upholding the integrity of the Classical Pilates repertoire and high professional standards while maintaining the diversity of current schools of thought.
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Program offered during Fall/Winter/Spring quarters only.
For more information, contact Michelle Jimmink at mjimmink@ucsd.edu


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Recertification Test for CPR, AED & First Aid

Don’t sit through the class again. This challenge exam allows individuals who already have the skills to skip the 6 hour classes, and test out of any or all of the following components: Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. Upon successful completion of both written and practical skills testing, participants will be certified for 2 years. There are no prerequisites to take the exam. All responsibility for preparedness rests solely on the participant as there will be no review before the exam.
PREREQUISITES: Participants challenging for CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer must bring their own pocket mask or purchase one on-site for $12.
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Scuba Certification

Basic PADI certification course trains students in safe diving practices. In addition to orientation, the class includes knowledge development, pool sessions and ocean dives. No more than eight students per instructor in water sessions. Maximum depth: 60 feet. You may attend the swim try-outs even if you are NOT registered for the course. All meeting times are mandatory.
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Yoga Teacher Training

Fitlife offers two year round yoga teacher training here on campus. We currently have a waitlist for this program. For more information about our 2 year 200 hour yoga teacher training program, please contact Jennie Olson Six at jolsonsix@ucsd.edu
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