Non-Credit Instruction Class

Non-credit instruction through the ETSU Campus Recreation department consists of various classes and workshops for the ETSU Community that are not for academic credit. However, in many cases upon successful completion of a course and its requirements, a certification will be granted. For most classes there will be a fee to register, which covers the cost of instruction and/or materials. Types of classes include, but are not limited to CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguard, Kayak Roll School, Climbing Wall Instructor, Wilderness First Aid and various types of Group Fitness certifications. Listed below are the classes we offer and during which semester we offer them, for more details please check back at a later time.

 Courses Offered: 

CPR/AED and First Aid

Next classes:

  • Saturday, April 11th (CPR/AED & First Aid)
    • Cost:
      • ETSU: $20 each OR $30 for both 
      • Non-ETSU: $40 each OR $50 for both
    • Time: 10am-2pm (CPR/AED) & 2pm-4pm (First Aid)
    • Registration: Monday, March 30th through Friday, April 10th

If you have any questions, please contact: Jonathan Sasser at: 

Beginner Kayak Instruction

Class Dates:

  • Thursday, March 19th, 26th, April 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 7-8:30pm
  • Cost:
    • ETSU: $50
    • Non-ETSU: $65
Climbing Wall Instructor

Next Classes: TBD

  • Climbing Wall Instructor Training:
    • Cost
      • OA Staff: $150
      • ETSU: $165
      • Non-ETSU: $200
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
Become a lifeguard and learn how to save lives in the water. The class is through the American Red Cross and is offered twice a semester. The class is open to both ETSU affiliated personnel and community members.

Next Lifeguard Certification:

  • April Class:
    • Dates: April 18th, 19th & 25th
    • Cost:
      • ETSU: $120
      • Non-ETSU: $150
    • Registration: Opens Monday, April 6th
    • Registration Form - Will need to sign up at CPA Member Services desk. 

Next Lifeguard Re-Certification*: TBD

    • Cost: 
      • ETSU: $65
      • Non-ETSU: $85

*Must currently hold a lifeguard certification or the certification expires in the month the class is offered.

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Sasser at: 

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)


  • Monday, March 30th
  • Monday, April 6th
  • Monday, April 13th

For more info, contact: Amanda Worley @ 

Swim Lessons
The ETSU Campus Recreation Swim Lesson Program varies in ages from students and staff to children from the ages of 6 months - 12 years old. We offer Group Lessons for ages 3 - 12. We also offer a Water Babies Class for ages 6 months to 32 months old.  We also offer private lessons for all ages, with morning, noon, evening and weekend times available for private instruction. All instructors are trained through the BCPA based on American Red Cross Swim Level Skills. 
Private lessons are open to only ETSU students, staff, and faculty.
Group Lessons are open to everyone.
  • Group Lessons: For ages 3-12 years old.
    • Registration: Monday, May 18th  - Sunday, May 31st
    • Next Session: Starts week of June 1st and runs 4 weeks
    • Cost:
      • ETSU Student: $40
      • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $50
      • Non-ETSU: $75
  • Water Baby Classes: For age 6 months - 32 months old.
    • Registration: Monday, May 18th  - Sunday, May 31st
    • Next Session: Starts week of June 1st and runs 4 weeks
    • Cost:
      • ETSU Student: $40
      • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $50
      • Non-ETSU: $75

Class schedule & skill levels for finding the right level for your child.
*ETSU Affiliated: ETSU student, staff, or faculty & Little Buccanneers; Child Study Center; University School


  • Private Lessons:  Click here for a private swim lesson form. Private lessons consist of 6 thirty minute lessons.
  • Cost
    • Student: $50
    • Faculty/Staff: $60

If you have any questions, please email, Jonathan Sasser at  .

Group Exercise
Wilderness First Aid and CPR
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR: TBD
    • CPR: 
      • Cost
        • ETSU: $20
        • Non-ETSU: $40
    • Wilderness First Aid: 
      • Cost
        • ETSU: $140
        • Non-ETSU: $175

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