Which course is right for you?
Wilderness First Responder (BWLS: WFR) courses are appropriate for professional guides and others who want a deeper understanding of wilderness medicine. Wilderness First Aid (WLS: WFA) courses are designed for those interested in learning about wilderness emergencies without the time commitment of a full WFR course.
WLS: WFA Hybrid One Day Course
This Wilderness Life Support course combines 15 online learning modules with one day of hands-on instruction to effectively train students in managing medical situations in the backcountry when traditional medical services are unavailable.
Online modules must be completed prior to practical skills day. At the completion of the online and practical sessions you will receive a Wilderness Life Support certificate in Wilderness First Aid.
Who are we?
Wilderness Medicine of Utah was established in 1993 to teach medical principles for a backcountry environment where there is no medical help available. Certain injuries and illnesses are common to backcountry sports and activities. Many of these popular activities include hiking, skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater river running. Wilderness Medicine of Utah offers programs to train and prepare you in prevention, management, and evacuation techniques for medical problems in the backcountry. These courses are certification programs to foster continued learning. Our instructors are all certified with the Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) certificate or with a BWLS certificate. They come from the University of Utah School of Medicine or have years of experience with ski patrol, Search and Rescue, emergency medicine, or Wilderness Medicine of Utah. Wilderness Medicine of Utah follows the WFR Guidelines for Instruction as outlined by the University of Utah School of Medicine and the Wilderness Medical Society.