Listed below are the multiple updates, provider, and instructor classes.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced an interim rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all healthcare workers (including students and faculty) who provide care, treatment, or services for a covered provider.

Some departments at IUP have already received word that many clinical sites are mandating the COVID vaccination for all students and staff who are at their sites. The sites are requiring that students have the first vaccine of Pfizer or Moderna (or the only vaccine of Johnson & Johnson) by December 5, 2021, and the second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by January 2, 2022. In most cases, it does not appear any exemptions will be granted.

The IUP EMT and Paramedic Programs want to make sure all EMS students are aware of this requirement. 

AHAAmerican Heart Association CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Course

The IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety is offering the following American Heart Association courses: All classes are to be held at Zink Hall, Room 108.


Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR automated external defibrillator, Heartsaver CPR AED, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED.

Instructor Courses

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor, Heartsaver Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor

Provider Courses

ACLS Provider, BLS Provider, PALS Provider

Skills Sessions

ACLS Skills Session, BLS Provider Skills Session, PALS Skills Session, Heartsaver CPR AED Skills Session, Heartsaver First Aid Skills Session, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Skills Session, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Skills Session

ACLS Update/Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, BLS Update/Basic Life Support, PALS Update/Pediatric Advanced Life Support

To register for a class, please click on the appropriate link. You will be directed to the AHA website.

  1. At the bottom of the AHA page, choose the CPR & ECC link. This is found near the bottom of the page, under Our Sites, far-right column

  2. Click on Find A Course.

  3. Click on Find a Class Near You. This is located in the middle of the page.

  4. Click Locate U.S. Training Centers

  5. Enter: IUP Research Institute

  6. Click on Find a Class

  7. Choose the TYPE of class: ACLS, BLS, PALS

  8. Next, add in the date of the class in the Class Date Search Bar. You can choose the option that best suits your search. 

  9. Choose ENROLL under the date of the class in which you want to attend. .

  10. The next screen will say ENROLLED. You can ignore the Materials Required because they will be provided for you. 

  11. Payments must be made on Marketplace the same day as AHA sign-up.

  12. Choose American Heart Association.

  13. Next, choose which class you plan on attending (ACLS, BLS, PALS, etc.)

  14. Add to cart.

  15. Check out.

  16. The form used for payment will also be your application.

  17. Enrollment is limited and will be accepted until the class is filled. IUP reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, at which time registration fees would be refunded.

Class Schedule

2024 American Health Association Classes

  • BLS CPR: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Zink Hall, Room 108
    Jan. 12, 19, Feb. 2, 23,  Mar. 8, 29, Apr. 5, 26, May 3, 17, Jun 7, 28,  Jul. 12, 19,  Aug. 2, 23, Sep. 13, 27, Oct. 4, 25,  Nov. 8, 22, Dec. 6

  • PALS Update: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Zink Hall, Room 108
    Feb. 16, Apr. 19, Jun. 14, Aug. 9, Oct. 11, Dec. 13

  • ACLS Update: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Zink Hall, Room 108
    Feb. 9, Apr. 12, Jun. 21, Aug. 16, Oct. 18, Dec. 20

Please call the Institute for Rural Health and Safety office, 724-357-4051, with any questions or issues.