American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer - June 1998 & current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor - May 1990 & current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer – October 2006 & current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor – August 2004 & current American Red Cross Waterpark & Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor – December 2006 & current American Red Cross Lifeguard & First Aid – current American Red Cross Waterpark and Waterfront Lifeguard - current American Red Cross CPR-PR Instructor - February 2000 & current American Red Cross CPR/AED PR w/ O2 Instructor - March 2001 & current American Red Cross CPR/AED PR - September 2000 & current American Red Cross Preventing Disease Transmission Instructor - November 1999 & current American Red Cross Preventing Disease Transmission - August 2000 & current American Red Cross Water Safety for Swim Coaches - January 2000 & current National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator - June 1995 & current
B.A., Belmont Abbey College, M.S., SUNY Cortland
Aquatics, First Aid, CPR/AED
Brenda Ward is one of the coordinators for the Exercise Science Internship program. Ms. Ward also teaches a wide variety of courses in the Kinesiology Department. Her area of expertise is aquatics where she holds many certifications including, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Aquatic Examiner and Certified Pool Operator. She instructs courses in Beginning Swimming, Intermediate Swimming, Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instructor Training. Actively involved with the local American Red Cross, Ms. Ward serves as Chairperson of the Quality Assurance Committee for the Health Education Services division of the chapter. In addition, Ms. Ward also instructs the First Aid: Responding to Emergencies and Organization and Administration for Exercise Science courses. Thus, she has exposure to both our undergraduates and general college population. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC Charlotte, Ms. Ward was an aquatics director and coach for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and served as faculty for the YMCA of the USA, conducting trainings and educational sessions.