Recreational Sports Programs

Wilderness Medicine Courses

Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT Course (Hybrid DLP)


Class Dates: February 14-16 and 21-22, 2015

Certifications Acquired



  • UW Students/IMA members: $460
  • Public: $560

Jan 3.-Feb.1, 2015:

  • UW Students/IMA Members: $510
  • Public: $610


Course is Full

A collaboration between The Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC) and the UW Climbing Program.

The Wilderness First Responder provides advanced medical training for guides, expedition leaders, outdoor instructors and weekend warriors alike.  Training covers injuries, illnesses, rescues encountered while recreating in the wild.  Additional certifications include adult CPR and AED.

For the certified EMT, this course can upgrade the EMT certificate to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT). A must for the EMT looking at search and rescue, or working in a rural area.

Class Location

The indoor classroom is located in the IMA Building just north of Husky Stadium on the UW Campus. With Lake Washington, the Arboretum and the Union Bay Natural Area within walking distance there really could not be a better location to learn and practice wilderness skills without leaving the city.

What is a Hybrid DLP WFR?

The WFR Hybrid DLP(Distance Learning Program) course is a combination of online learning modules, text readings and practical sessions. This format perfectly suites busy college students’ and working professionals’ schedule. Prior to the start of class, and in between each weekend session, students will complete course work through an online classroom and the text book The Art & Technique of Wilderness Medicine. The weekend sessions involve a healthy amount of scenarios that add the practical hands-on component to the learning process.

Word of Caution

DLP courses require the use of technology, and the diligence of the student to self-study. It is imperative that a student register with enough time to study the online materials and pass the quizzes. This material is difficult, it will take a few hours each night to read and pass the exams. If a student does not pass the exams by the deadlines, they will not be admitted to the practical session and will not pass the class. No refunds are given to those that are not admitted.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • There is NO refund once registered.

For more information call Matt Jensen at 206-616-2083 or email at