BLS Certification Course

BLS Course

Campus Recreation is pleased to offer a series of FREE American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification classes throughout the year, thanks to a grant provided by BlueCross BlueShield of TN Foundation. 

The goal of the Basic Life Support Course is to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The American Heart Association designed the BLS course to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. BLS skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. BLS students will learn rescue techniques for adults, children and infants.

This course will include a combination of videos, skills practice and testing. A written test will be administered at the end of the course. The BLS for Healthcare Providers covers core materials, including

  • Adult, child, and infant CPR, including one and two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask and other breathing barriers
  • Foreign-body airway obstruction (Heimlich maneuver) for adult, child, and infant (conscious and unconscious)
  • AED (Automated external defibrillation) on both adult and child
  • Special resuscitation situations and cardiopulmonary emergencies

Limited spaces are available. Once you register for this class, you MUST attend. Participants who register for a class and fail to show up, arrive late, or leave before the class ends will not be able to register for future courses.


10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Campus Rec Fitness Studio:

  • Jan. 28
  • Feb. 18
  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 6

Proper CDC standards including wearing masks and social distancing will be followed.