Students going through CPR Training

The School of Health and Human Performance offers American Heart Association (AHA) certification courses. We are focusing our certification offerings to individuals in the health care fields, primarily AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) options.  We are also available for group specific requests for other AHA courses.  Email or call (906) 227-2130 if you are interested in group courses for your organization.  Visit American Heart Association for their course catalog and detailed course descriptions.

Individuals seeking certification meeting requirements for teaching certification, child care center workers, and anyone interested in learning about First Aid/CPR/AED are directed to Northern Michigan University's Recreational Sports Department, American Red Cross certification courses offerings. 

Northern Michigan University 
Physical Education Instructional Facility (PEIF) Room 242

Questions and requests to be put on our waitlist for future AHA certification courses may contact the School of Health and Human Performance at (906) 227-2130 or email

Students should utilize the COVID screening tool for self-screening on this site. Please expect to be screened again prior to entering the course on site.  Please contact the School of Health and Human Performance if you have any questions or concerns or are ill and need to reschedule at no additional cost ( or 906-227-2130).

Summer 2021 Certification Course Offerings


This course is appropriate for professionals and professionals in training in the health fields.  Students must complete both Part I on-line session, and Part II in-person, instructor-led practice and testing session.

  • Part I, Online module is completed first.  The online completion certificate must be presented to the Instructor upon arrival to the hands-on- in person skills and testing session (Part II).  Register for on-line Part I at ($31.00 paid to AHA). Approximately 90-100 minutes to complete. On-line modules may be completed individually.  After successful completion of the on-line portion, students must attend a structured Instructor-led hands-on skills practice and testing session. 
  • Part II, instructor-led hands-on, in person practice and testing session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, and testing.  Approximately 2-3 hours to complete, depending on class size and level of experience. Pre-registration required. Click registration link below.

-Saturday, May 29, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
-Thursday, June 17, 2021, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
-Saturday, June 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
-Thursday, July 22, 2021, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
-Saturday, July 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
-Sunday, August 15, 2021, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
-Monday, August 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

General Registrant:  $60.00*

BLS RENEWAL COURSE (must have current BLS certification)
The BLS Renewal course is only for individuals with current BLS certification.  If your certification is expired beyond 30 days of the course date, you will need to complete the full HeartCode blended learning course Parts I and II, detailed above. Individuals must present proof of current certification on the day the class is held. Certifications expired 30 days or less prior to the session will be allowed.

DATES (Choose One):

-Monday, May 3, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (PEIF 241, this course only)
-Monday, June 7, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
-Monday, July 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
-Monday, August 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

-General Registrant:  $65.00*

Textbook ISBN #978-1-61669-768-6, 2020 edition.  AHA requires students taking certification courses must have access to the correct textbook, before, during, and after the course.  Textbooks are available for purchase at the NMU campus Barnes and Noble bookstore and may be viewed at the NMU Lydia M. Olson Library.

*Registration fee is non-refundable. If the course is canceled due to low enrollment or an event beyond our control, the registrant has the option to take another class in the same semester or receive a refund minus a $10.00 services fee.