Risk management is the general safety provisions for the Recreation and Wellness Center. Our athletic trainers are most directly responsible for all phases of healthcare in an athletic environment, including preventing injuries from occurring, providing initial first aid and injury management, evaluating injuries, and designing and supervising a timely effective program of rehabilitation that can facilitate the safe and expeditious return of an athlete to activity.
In addition to providing athletic trainers, all front-line Recreation and Wellness Center staff are certified in First Aid, CPR and AED by the American Red Cross. As a service to the community, The Recreation and Wellness Center offers fee-based CPR and First Aid classes to all students. The Recreation and Wellness Center also has 13 AED’s located in our facilities throughout campus to assist staff in emergency situations. Along with our emergency action plans and year-round training opportunities, the RWC is committed to your safety
Athletic Training is the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries and illnesses by an AMA (American Medical Association) certified health care professional. The Recreation and Wellness Center offers free athletic training to students.
The Recreation and Wellness Center offers First Aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and/or AED (automated external defibrillator) Certification classes to current UCF students through the American Red Cross.
The RWC has installed a lightning prediction system called Thor Guard. The system, when lightning is predicted, activates a series of horns and strobe lights to warn those working outside to seek shelter immediately.