Campus Recreation

Non-credit Instruction

The Department of Campus Recreation offers several non-credit instruction courses during the school year. These offerings provide opportunities for students, faculty/staff, and community members to obtain certifications that enhance their current skill sets.

American Red Cross

CPR and First Aid Instruction

This class includes First Aid, Adult CPR with AED, and Infant and Child CPR, taught in a blended learning format, portions of the course will be online through the American Red Cross and the last portion will be a hands on skills test in a classroom setting at the Student Rec Center.
All participants must sign up and pay for the entire class. You will pay $55 to Campus Recreation at the time that you initially sign up and then when you register online for the American Red Cross online portion you will pay an additional $27 to the Red Cross.This $27 will allow you access to the online material and to print your certifications from their website once you have passed the course.
The class size is limited to six individuals and must be filled for the class to be taught. Once the registration deadline has passed you will receive an email from us with instructions on how to register and pay for the online portion of the class. Please read these instructions carefully.

If you’re taking a class that requires CPR certification, SIGN UP EARLY! Classes fill up quickly.

Lifeguard Class

Becoming an American Red Cross certified lifeguard is a great way to earn some extra money. Campus Recreation periodically offers a Lifeguarding Class open to both students and community members. The course is a 3-day course and will include both classroom instruction and in-pool skills assessment. *The cost of the Lifeguard Class is $175.00 for students and $200.00 for non-UNCG students.

Sign up at the 4th floor Reception Desk in the Student Recreation Center.

Full payment must be made at the time of sign-up.  We accept cash, checks and VISA or Mastercard.

2014-2015 American Red Cross Classes
Class Date Registration Deadline Location Cost
First Aid, CPR, AED September 19 September 4 403 Student Recreation Center $55.00
First Aid, CPR, AED October 17 October 3 403 Student Recreation Center $55.00
First Aid, CPR, AED November 14 October 30 403 Student Recreation Center $55.00
First Aid, CPR, AED February 13 January 29 403 Student Recreation Center $55.00
First Aid, CPR, AED March 27 March 23 403 Student Recreation Center $55.00
Lifeguard TBA TBA 403 Student Recreation Center $175.00*

Group Fitness Certifications

AFAA – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America®

AFAA Primary Certificaion
We are hosting both a Primary Group Exercise Certification workshop and a Practical Pilates™ Certification November 8 – 9. Information about each program can be found below. For more information about AFAA, please visit
Primary Group Exercise: November 8 Sign-Up Here
The workshop will review and provide practical instruction in exercise science, program design, choreography, cueing and other critical areas prior to the proctored administration of the included written and practical exams. Depending on experience, 1-3 months of pre-study is recommended prior to attending the workshop.
Registration Includes:
1-Day Certification Review and Practicum Workshop
Study Guides
Written and Practical Exams
One-year AFAA membership or membership extension to current members
A print or digital subscription to American Fitness® magazine
AFAA certificate and I.D. card (CPR/AED certification required before certificate is issued

Practical Pilates™: November 9
This one-day instructor training course combines the best of both Eastern and Western philosophies and traditions based on the original works of the late Joseph H. Pilates. The 25 practical mat Pilates exercises featured in this course focus on conditioning the body from the inside out. Learn the importance of core stabilization, muscle balance, proper alignment, strength and flexibility while integrating the concept of mindfulness, fluidity and grace. Bring a sticky mat. 5 CEUs.
Registration Includes:
One-day workship
Workshop manual (distributed at workshop)
5 CEUs for AFAA certified instructors
One-year AFAA membership or membership extension to current members (includes TeleFitness? access number)
A print or digital subscription to American Fitness® magazine


YogaFit Logo
We are hosting both a Level 1 and a Level 2 YogaFit certifications this spring. Information about each program can be found below. For more information about YogaFit, please visit Level 1: January 24 – 25 Sign-Up Here
This informative workshop gives instructors the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes that are founded on flow yet grounded in the safety of exercise science. The learning includes physical execution, transitions, and modifications to traditional yoga poses with an emphasis on effectiveness and safety. Dynamic vinyasa sequencing, flowing class formats, and transformative language for communicating the mind/body connection have made this the most popular vinyasa yoga style in the world today. While most attendees have experience as either yoga students, teachers, therapists, or as fitness professionals, there are no prerequisites, only the desire to learn and commitment to attend.

Registration Includes:
YogaFit Level 1 Manual
YoagFit Level One DVD
YogaFit Active Volume 3 CD

Level 2: April 18 – 19 Sign-Up Here
After building a firm foundation in Level 1 teacher training, YogaFit’s Level 2 training concentrates on communicating the essence of YogaFit to ourselves and our classes. Trainees spend time developing their transformational language skills through the use of positive affirmations and discovering how to address all types of learners most effectively, as they build a practice of self-awareness and self-acceptance. Trainees will discover the power of positive communication, both internally and externally, and use YogaFit teaching tools to empower their students.

Registration Includes:
YogaFit Level 2 Manual


zumba certification

In conjunction with our annual Zumbathon event, UNCG Fitness is sponsoring Zumba™ certifications February 7 – 8. Information about Zumba can be found on-line at

Level 1: February 7 Sign-Up Here
This course teaches you the foundation and formula to teach Zumba® classes! You’ll learn the basic steps to the four basic Zumba rhythms (merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton), and then learn how to put these steps together into a song. Pretty soon you’ll have enough songs to lead your first Zumba class! And don’t worry, Zumba Fitness is right behind you with all the tools and resources you’ll need to lead successful Zumba classes.

Registration includes:
Basic Steps Level 1 Review DVD
Basic Steps Level 1 Mash-Up DVD
Basic Steps Level 1 Mash-Up CD
Rush DVD
Basic 1 Instructor Manual
Certification of Completion
ACE Trainers receive 0.7 CEC’s
AFAA Trainers receive 5.5 CEU’s

Level 2: February 8 Sign-Up Here
This course is now packed with more content and flavor than ever: Learn six more rhythms (belly dance, flamenco, tango, samba, plus two new high-intensity rhythms, soca and quebradita) while reinforcing the Zumba® formula in an easy, effective class for everyone. You’ll also learn advanced dance-fitness techniques like music fusion and stylistic separation, network and share choreography with the most dedicated and knowledgeable instructors, and spend time enhancing your professional skills. License: One-year basic Zumba® license. Prerequisite: Must be a current Zumba Instructor

Registration includes:
Basic 2 Review Choreography DVD
Basic 2 Review Music CD
Basic 2 Instructor Manual
Certification of Completion
ACE Trainers receive 0.7 CEC’s
AFAA Trainers receive 6 CEU’s