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Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center

Intramural Registration
Registrations can be completed at the Office of Campus Recreation from 9 am – 5 pm Mon. – Fri. Each house’s vice president will be responsible for assisting the Office of Campus Recreation in promoting and registering teams for both the Commons sporting events and intramural sports. For more info call 3-8186.

Men’s and Women’s Programs           Entry Date                   Starting Dates
Pocket Billiards                                     Nov. 26-30                  Dec. 4

For a complete calendar of activities and more information, please check out our website athttp://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/intramurals/.

Smoothie King is now open in the Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center

The access point to the recreation center has moved a few yards west, closer to the outdoor running track.  This will be our new entrance throughout the construction project.

Patrons approaching the Rec Center from 25th Ave will be diverted from the existing sidewalk to a temporary boardwalk. The temporary boardwalk will be in place for several months while this project is completed.

Storage spaces are being built in the first and second floor corridors.  These are temporary spaces to store equipment displaced by construction on the east side of the center.

Construction barriers are being erected just inside the original access doors to the rec. These walls will remain while construction in front of the rec continues. The original entry will be restored when construction ends in this area.

Follow our progress @ http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/facilities-improvement-for-you/.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
Registration begins October 22, 2012 through December 14, 2012


Wed, Dec 19, 2012 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 from 9 am – 5 pm
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 from 9 am – 5 pm
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 from 9 am – 5 pm
Fri, Dec 28th, 2012 from 9 am – 5 pm

Look for posters and flyers in the Student Recreation Center (SRC) announcing dates and for sign ups sheets.

*You must attend all classes to receive certification. No missed classes will be made up.*

General InformationLifeguard training is a 25-hour course, which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR/PR) and AED training. In this course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a professional manner. You will also learn a number of lifeguarding skills, such as surveillance techniques, how to use rescue equipment, and how to manage a suspected spinal injury victim.

Cost –  $175- Vanderbilt Students and CURRENT Student Recreation Center Members
$195 – Community

The cost includes a pocket mask, and your certificate of completion.

Registration - Payment due in full at time of registration. Cash/Check/Money order only (No Credit Cards) Please make checks out to Vanderbilt University. Registration begins October 22, 2012 through December 14, 2012. Registration can be done Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm upstairs in the Student Recreation Center.

Class Days/Times: - Class size is limited, based on first come first serve. Class sessions will be held in the Student Recreation Center classrooms and pool. At this time, class will be limited to 6 participants, with a minimum of 4 participants.

For Requirements, please check out our website athttp://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentrec/aquatics/programs/american-red-cross-lifeguard-certification-course/.

Wilderness First Aid Course

Dates: Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, 2013
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm both days (1 hour will be given for a lunch break)
Location: VU Outdoor Rec. Center
Cost: $225.00 (Only Cash, check, or Vanderbilt Commodore card accepted)
Registration Deadline: Jan. 11, 2013
Cost Includes: Instruction from Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) instructors, lunch for the two days, text books, use of group equipment, and certification exam.

Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare individuals who program, recreate, and enjoy the outdoors to encounter medical emergencies in a back country setting with confidence and competence. Through a combination of classroom instruction and field based exercises, participants will gain valuable experience in addressing the needs of outdoor based emergencies. Over the course of the 16 hrs, or two 8 hour days, participants will learn: patient assessment, patient stabilization, comprehensive first aid and a variety of improvised implementation methods, as well as learn the skills necessary to implement patient evacuation.

This certification is nationally recognized and affords recipients the confidence to step into wild spaces with current knowledge and skills to face challenges in any environment. The course will be instructed by two WMA instructors. The WMA is a globally recognized leader in the field of wilderness medicine and takes pride and ownership over providing its students with meaningful hands on learning that prepares people for real world application and implementation of practices. For more information regarding the WMA please click here.

***Special Consideration***
This course is structured in such a way that all the material is vital to your successful completion of the exam.  As such, you must be present for 100% of the course.  Please plan to be both physically and mentally present during each of the 8 hour days.  Lunch will be provided by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center on both days.


Come by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center during business hours and remit payment. The cost of the course must be paid in full at the time of registration. Once you have registered you will be provided with an informational packet that outlines the steps you must take online to complete your registration process.

VU Outdoor Recreation Center is located at: 2600 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Business Hours: Monday and Friday 12:00 – 6:00 pm/ Tuesday – Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 pm

For additional information please contact:
Lee Collette/ (615)322-0811/ outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu

Student Recreation Facility Hours:

Mon.- Thu        5:30 am – 11 pm
Fri                    5:30 am – 12 am
Sat                   9 am – 10 pm
Sun                  12 pm  – 11 pm