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Have you ever thought what you might do in an emergency when you are far from a medical facility? This course will prepare you with the skills needed to assist in medical emergencies in remote environments. Those who pass the course will be awarded national certification as a Wilderness First Responder.

Want to get some credit this winter learning wilderness medicine techniques? This winter the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is offering:

RLS 18002-75 Wilderness Medicine Part I
CRN 30041
1 credit
(This portion is an online course held December 15-January 9)

RLS 28002-75 Wilderness Medicine Part II
CRN 30042
2 credits
(This is the practical on the IC campus January 13-17, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)

Advanced information of first-aid knowledge and skills specifically designed for outdoor professionals to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations in accordance with the guidelines of the Wilderness Medical Society. A Wilderness First Responder Certification will be awarded to successful candidates.

No experience is necessary to sign up for this course so, if you are interested, make the plunge! This is a very hands-on course with lots of fun, interactive scenarios. You must enroll in both parts to take the course.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certification through the Wilderness Medical Training Center. It looks great on a resume and is essential for attaining jobs in the outdoor industry.

If you have questions, please contact Chris Pelchat at

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