Wilderness Medicine

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If you plan to spend time in the backcountry, you need to be prepared. Fast-paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors and is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals working in remote locations.


MORE INFORMATION COMING SPRING 2021

This course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies.

It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.

At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Course Details

Prerequisites: none

Taught by seasoned instructors in a two-day format, most WFA courses are held on a weekend. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications for NOLS Wilderness Medicine cardholders who are current or in their recertification period.

Fall 2021 Class Dates

  • November 6-7, 2021