COVID-19 Update

At this time AdventureMed and Wilderness Medicine of Utah is postponing all in-person training sessions through April 18, 2020.

In this dynamic and unprecedented time we will continue to stay in close communication with all of you and maintain as much transparency as possible in the decisions we continue to make for the health of our communities.  We look forward to working with you soon. 

Students signed up for these courses should have received an email with options to transfer or refund their course. If you are signed up for a later course and you do not feel comfortable attending your upcoming course our team is here to help you transfer or refund your registration. 

Thank you for all of your continued patience and support. The AdventureMed and Wilderness Medicine of Utah team wish you all safety and health during this unprecedented time.

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

Hybrid Course Dates

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.