Wilderness Medicine Training

  • Registration for Wilderness Medicine Training classes is open to UT students, RecSports members and non-members.
  • Refund policy: Participants must request to cancel at least 30 days prior to the course start date.  Eligible refunds will be issued less a $35 administrative fee.
Fall 2019 Classes

Class Registration


Wilderness First Responder-Recertification (WFR-R)

Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course. This scenario-based approach to recertification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations.

You'll practice and relearn wilderness medicine protocols, review evacuation and decision-making guidelines, and receive the latest updates in wilderness medicine over the course of three days.

Dates Time Fee
December 13 - 15 8:00am - 5:00pm $325

NOLS WFR-R Details


Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our 9-10 day National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness First Responder course is for you. It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.

Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. 

Dates Time Fee
January 3-12 8:00am - 5:00pm $775
July 24 - August 2 8:00am - 5:00pm $775

NOLS WFR Details


Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

Dates Time  Fee
April 25-26 8:00am - 5:00pm $245