|Wilderness First Responder||July 27-August 5||$750|
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. This course serves as an introduction to wilderness medicine, long-term care, and provides the skills necessary to make basic medical decisions in the backcountry. Class days will run all day on Saturday and Sunday. A more detailed syllabus will be provided closer to the time of the course.
If you plan on working in the outdoor recreation field, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is commonly referred to as “the standard” of medical training for all wilderness professionals. The Wilderness First Responder course dives deeper into long-term patient care, splinting, evacuation strategies, and more. This nine-day course includes hands-on learning from experienced wilderness medicine professionals, and includes intense yet practical scenarios to develop your skills. Class days will run all nine days on campus. A more detailed syllabus will be sent to students closer to the time of the course.
In order to maintain one’s Wilderness First Responder certification, NOLS and RecSports offer a refresher course that recertifies students, instead of retaking the 9-day WFR course. This 3-day course uses scenarios and practical exams to review the hands-on skills learned during the WFR course, and provides students with updated wilderness medicine practices. After completing the recertification course and passing the practical and written exams, students’ certifications are valid for an additional three years. Class days will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday on campus. A more detailed syllabus will be provided closer to the time of the course.