Wilderness Medicine Courses

Fall 2022| TBD

UW Students & members of the general public can register below!:


Course Description

The Wilderness First Aid course is designed to introduce the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. The course focuses on Basic Life Support skills, trauma, selected environmental topics, spine assessment, allergic and toxic reactions, and “common” medical emergencies. The majority of time is spent in hands-on skills practice and simulation.

Those looking to apply for UWild Field Instructor positions, the WFA is the minimum requirement for single day outings.

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Who should take a WFA Course?

WFA courses are designed to meet the needs of individuals who are responsible for the medical care of others in a wilderness setting, people who work in remote settings, and recreationalists who want to be prepared in the case of an emergency.  The course is also for medical professionals seeking ways to apply their skills outside of the clinic setting, as well as people who live in areas that are prone to natural disasters whose aftermath may delay emergency response.

What topics are covered during the course?

Topics in the 16-hour class include: patient assessment, how to provide long-term care with limited resources, the decision of when to call for more help, and treatments such as splinting, wound care and managing spine injuries. The course schedule includes classroom time, as well as extensive hands-on skills practice through medical scenarios and labs.


UW Students: $185.00

UW Employees & Public: $225.00

Registration will continue on a rolling basis, until class is full.

*Prices are subject to sales tax where applicable.