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Boston University’s Fitrec offers a variety of certification programs to help you reach your career and personal goals. Train to be a personal trainer or group exercise instructor with our Fitness staff. Become a certified lifeguard or water safety instructor in the Aquatics Center. Get trained in a variety of different CPR, first aid, and emergency response courses, including Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification with our Emergency Medical Response program. We have one of the most comprehensive certification programs in the city of Boston.

Certifications offered at FitRec

Aquatics certifications

  • Lifeguard Training
  • Waterfront Lifeguard Training
  • Lifeguard Training Review
  • Waterfront Lifeguard Training Review
  • Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifeguard Training Instructor
  • Scuba Certification

Certification and continuing ed classes

  • Basic First Aid
  • Basic CPR
  • Healthcare Provider CPR & Recertification
  • First Responder
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Pet CPR & First Aid
  • CPR & First Aid Instructor
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)
  • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professional (PEPP)
  • Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO)
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Fitness certifications

  • Personal Training
  • Group Exercise Instructor

Be prepared for anything.

Certification for EMS and EMT professionals

Our convenient class hours and schedule make it easy for you to stay on top of certification requirements.

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Lifeguard certification

Get official lifeguard certification for any pool or beach in Boston.

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