Wilderness First Aid Course

April 07, 2018 - April 08, 2018

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Shelton Learning Commons

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.


  • Course Length: 2 days (16 hours), 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Recommended for: Avid hikers, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides, canoe trip leaders, private expedition groups, college/university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs and adventure race safety personnel.
  • Course Cost:
    $150 – Students, alumni, faculty and staff
    $225 – Community
    $75 – Deposit (not required for students)
  • Course Location: Shelton Learning Commons, Lees-McRae College campus
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Recertification: This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. You must possess a WFR or WEMT certification from NOLS or OPEPA (must be current or within grace year), SOLO or WMA (must be current) to recertify through this course.
  • Certification Received: NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certification. Certification is current for two years.
    Academic Course Credit: Outdoor Recreation Management offers 1 credit hour for this course. This is optional. The course number is ORM 303.
  • Continuing Education: This course meets the American Camp Association 2012 Standards and the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid training requirement. This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license.
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