Wilderness Medicine Courses

Wilderness Medicine

We are offering both a Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid course this year!


Wilderness First Aid/WFR-R with Backcountry Medical Guides:

Dates:  June 15th-16th
Times: 9:00am-4:30pm
Location: UW Intramural Activities Building (IMA)
Tuition: $350.00

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Curriculum and Objectives:

June 2024 Wilderness First Responder Course with LongLeaf:

Dates:  June 22-26, 2024
Times: 8:00am-5:30pm
Location: UW Intramural Activities Building (IMA)
Tuition: $750.00

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Course Topics Include:

  • ​Patient Assessment
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and Splinting
  • Spine Care
  • Extended Patient Care
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Administration
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Backcountry Medical Emergencies
  • Full WFR Schedule

About the WFR

 The Wilderness First Responder course is the recognized industry standard for people who work or have a leadership role in remote environments including wilderness guides and trip leaders, camp counselors, research expedition members, and search and rescue team members. More information.

Certification information

Successful completion is based on attendance, participation, demonstration of skill competence, and a written exam. Participants who meet completion requirements will receive the following certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR and AED for Adults and Children
  • Epinephrine Auto-Injector Administration

Certification Length: 2 years + 1 year of additional certification with completion of continuing education

Course policies

Please read and review LWM’s Course Policies, including attendance and cancellation, prior to enrolling.  Enrollment does require your acknowledgment and acceptance of these policies.

Questions About Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (

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