FIU offers a variety of certification opportunities hosted by trained professionals at the Wellness and Recreation Center. Get CPR/AED or fitness certified today!


  • General Information, Courses Offered and Registration Information
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    Get trained (or re-trained) through the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver or BLS for Healthcare Professionals (HCP) certifications. Cost includes card and materials. Upon receipt of payment, attendees will be provided the booklet for the appropriate course. Enrollment limit: 6 people per class. All classes held in the Wellness & Recreation Center Conference Room (RC 102).

    Heartsaver® Courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements. Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. The HS AED course teaches CPR, AED use, and relief of choking in adults, children, and infants, as well as the use of barrier devices for all ages. (Optional: Infant CPR with mask and choking). Upon successful course completion, students will be issued a card that will be valid for two years. Note: This course is for those who need basic CPR skills and is not designed for those who may work in a hospital setting.

    The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. The course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation. This course is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. Upon successful course completion, students will be issued a card that will be valid for two years.

    Fall 2017 Course Schedule-

    BLS for Healthcare Providers Course

    Date Time Instructor Location
    Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 10am-2pm Christine WRC Conference Room
    Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 2pm-6pm Nikki WRC Conference Room
    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 9am-1pm Nikki WRC Conference Room

    Pricing is as follows:
    Current FIU Students-$50
    All others (non-students, community members, students at other schools)-$60

    AHA Heartsaver Courses

    Date Time Instructor Location
    Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 1pm-4pm Shane WRC Conference Room
    Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 1pm-4pm Shane WRC Conference Room

    Pricing is as follows:
    Current FIU Students-$50
    All others (non-students, community members, students at other schools)-$60

    Course Registration Information

    • Registration must be made at least 24 hours prior to class.
    • To register, please stop by the Wellness & Recreation Center to sign up.  
    • If you have any questions please contact the WRC Membership Desk at 305-348-2951.
    • Payment is required at registration (credit/debit card with Visa or Mastercard logo only).
    • Classes may be scheduled at other times for special groups/departments.

    updated on 10/11/17


  • YogaFit

    YogaFit Level 1 Certification 

    The first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science. 

    What you'll learn:
    • Forty-­six fundamental YogaFit poses needed to teach an inclusive, well rounded, and safe yoga class to students for all ages, fitness levels, and experience
    • The physical execution, transitions, and modifications for each pose to ensure that it is safe and effective for every body type
    • To create dynamic vinyasa sequencing and flowing class formats based on YogaFit’s three-­mountain class structure
    • To use transformative language to communicate how each pose connects the mind and the body
    • To teach what you’ve learned within a nurturing and supportive classroom setting

    Date & Time: Saturday, October 21, 8 am - 6 pm

    Location: WRC-MMC Gold & Blue Rooms 

    Cost: See website

  • AFAA G.E.A.R. Indoor Cycling Certification

    AFAA G.E.A.R. Indoor Cycling Workshop

    Expand your ability to impact others, improve your marketability, and earn up to 8 AFAA CEUs by attending a one-day onsite AFAA specialty workshop!

    G.E.A.R combines theoretical knowledge, practical training, and creative ideas to help you design safe and effective indoor cycling classes. You’ll learn cycling biomechanics and physiology, as well as a variety of drills and techniques with an emphasis on long-term safety, injury prevention and results.

    Date & Time: Saturday, November 4, 8 am - 5 pm (Registration is at 7:30am)

    Location: WRC-MMC Gold & Blue Rooms 

    Cost: $179, FIU Students can get a discounted rate by emailing Ashely Allen (aalle076@fiu.edu

  • NCSF Certified Personal Trainer

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    If you are interested in becoming a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), attending one of the NCSF workshops is the ideal tool to assist in preparing for the certification exam. Led by NCSF expert instructors, the course serves to ready students for the exam, and provide easily applicable, practical knowledge that both potential and current trainers will find easy to use on a daily basis with clients.

    Date & Time: Saturday, December 16 & Sunday, December 17, 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: WRC-MMC Gold & Blue Rooms

    In this highly interactive two-day workshop you will learn:


    • How to screen clients for physical activity
    • Nutritional and weight management science and applications
    • Perform flexibility assessments
    • Participate in flexibility training techniques
    • Learn trunk training techniques


    • Cardiovascular exercise prescription
    • Programming for resistance training activities
    • Perform upper and lower body resistance training techniques
    • Learn functional training techniques

    FIU Promotional Rate is available to current FIU Students and Employees! 


    FIU Discount: $299.00
    Public Price: $549.00

    Hands-on Workshop
    Certification Exam
    300 Practice Exam Questions
    Lesson Notes
    Instructional Videos
    Lesson Quizzes
    Instructor Support
    Workshop Reference Guide

    **FIU Students and Employees must email Ashely Allen (aalle076@fiu.eduwith valid Panther ID for the FIU promotional code.



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