Emergency Medical Services

Basic Life Support (BLS) Course Registration

BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. HeartCode BLS is the American Heart Association’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning (online portion), in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on skills session.

Here’s how to sign up for DSU’s Emergency Medical Services program BLS Course Certification.

Please Note:

  • This is a three-step process. You must complete the HeartCode BLS online course (Step 1) before you can schedule your hands-on session (Step 3).
  • Questions? Contact Kat at 435-879-4820 or Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu.

Step 1

Purchase and complete the HeartCode BLS online portion of the course through the American Heart Association.

  • The cost of the online course is $28.50.
  • This online course can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours.
  • Be sure to bring a copy of your certificate of completion to your skills session!


Step 2

Register for a hands-on session with an EMS Instructor at DSU.

  • The cost of the hands-on session is $25.00.

Click on the Proceed to Payment link below. On the CASHNet page, select CPR BLS Course Fee.


Step 3

Schedule your hands-on skills session.

  • Forward the proof of payment/receipt for $25.00 from DSU to bls@dixie.edu.
  • You will receive a reply message with upcoming scheduling options for your hands-on session.


Important Information
  1. HeartCode BLS Certificate of Completion: Upon successful completion of the online portion of HeartCode BLS, including the course exam, students receive a certificate of completion, which they must present for entry into an Instructor-led hands-on skills session.
    • Please remember to bring a copy of your HeartCode BLS certificate of completion to your skills session!
    • You will not be allowed to attend your skills session without turning in this certificate.
  2. Hands-On Skills Session: The hands-on skills session will take place in the Taylor Health Science Center on the DSU campus.
    • Location: Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 S Medical Center Dr, St. George, UT 84790
    • Room 244
  3. BLS Provider Course Completion Card: You will receive your course completion card, which is valid for two years, via email within one week of your hands-on skills session.


Malinda Whipple

Interim Program Director

Email: Malinda.Whipple@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4950

Office: Taylor 206

Rachel Stewart

Academic Advisor

Email: Rachel.Stewart@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 321

Kathryn Preiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kathryn.Preiss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 207/HPC 322