NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Fun instructors, exciting and diverse teaching methodologies, realistic practical exercises, and research-founded curricula create the results: quality and consistency between programs, high program success rates, and high knowledge and skills retention in our students. NOLS Wilderness Medicine is the leader in training.

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Course Overview

NOLS Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (EMT plus WUMP) (WEMT)

This intensive course combines wilderness medicine with urban medical care practices into a single month-long program that includes clinical rotations helping to provide care for real patients.

NOLS Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

The NOLS 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.

NOLS Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)

The WAFA course is designed for trip leaders and those traveling or working in remote areas who need a more extensive training program than the Wilderness First Aid course.

NOLS Wilderness First Responder

The NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations.

NOLS WFR Recertification

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practitioner

The 2-day module is pre-approved for 16 hours of Basic EMT continuing education units (CEUs) by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE, formerly CECBEMS).

NOLS Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals

Learn how to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult medical decisions in remote locations with confidence.