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.

How to register for Non-Credit Instruction Classes: Registration forms will be posted here when registration opens for each corresponding class. You can print one off and fill it out, or come get one at the CPA Member Services Desk and submit it with your payment to successfully register for a class. We accept Cash, Check or ID Bucs.

 Courses Offered: 

Beginner Kayak Instruction

Whether you are a first-timer or refreshing your skills, this class is perfect for learning how to maneuver a kayak in the water. It includes 5 lessons in the CPA pool and a kayaking river trip on a Saturday in April.

Class Details:

  • March 24th - April 21st, Thursdays only, from 7:00-8:30pm
  • There will be 5 sessions in the pool, followed by a Saturday day trip (day trip date to be determined)
  • Cost:
    • ETSU: $50
    • Non-ETSU: $65
If you have any questions, please contact Campus Recreation at:
American Canoe Association Level 4: Swiftwater Rescue

Learn how to recognize and avoid common river hazards, execute self-rescue techniques and perform rescue techniques for distressed paddlers. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments and pins, are also practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context.

Class Details

If you have any questions, please contact Outdoor Adventure at:

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.

Class Details: 

  • April Class
    • April 16th, 17th & 23rd, 2016 (Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sunday 1-8pm)
    • Cost: 
      • ETSU: $120
      • Non-ETSU: $150


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

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)

This is a 12hr Basic Physical Defense class that utilizes the R.A.D. manual where students will be involved in a discussion of risk reduction strategies, date rape, continuum of survival, defensive strategies and the basic principles of defense. We discuss the pros and cons of defensive weaponry, how to develop a defensive mindset, understanding offensive and defensive postures, recognizing vulnerable locations and utilizing personal weapons.

Class Details:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th (5-8:30pm)

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.
Class Details:
  • Group Lessons: For ages 3-12 years old.
    • Next Weekday Session:
      • March 14/15 - April 6/7
    • Registration: 
      • February 29 - March 12 
    • Cost:
      • ETSU Student: $40
      • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $50
      • Non-ETSU: $75

    • Next Saturday Classes: (4 Lessons only)
      • April 2 - April 23
    • Registration:
      • March 21 - April 1
    • Cost:
      • ETSU Student: $20
      • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $25
      • Non-ETSU: $37

  • Water Baby Classes: For age 6 months - 32 months old.
    • Next Session:
      • March 14 - April 6
    • Registration:
      •   February 29 - March 12  
    • Cost:
      • ETSU Student: $40
      • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $50
      • Non-ETSU: $75
*ETSU Affiliated: ETSU student, staff, or faculty & Little Buccanneers; Child Study Center; University School

Private Lessons:  Private lessons consist of 6 thirty minute lessons.  They are held during open swim times.  Dates and times are determined by availability of participants and our instructors.

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

Group Exercise
  • AAAI-ISMA Certifications/ Plain Jane CEU Workshops for Spring 2016
  • Here is the schedule for the Winter/Spring season

If you have any questions, please contact Fitness and Wellness at:



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