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NOLS Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - No longer offering

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you. You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, how to manage environmental emergencies, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. You will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios. NOLS Wilderness Medicine's WFA course is approved by such organizations as the American Camp Association, the United States Coast Guard, as well as other state and federal agencies.

Successful course completion will earn the following NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications:  

  • Wilderness First Aid 
  • Epinephrine Auto-injector 

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader.

They believe that anyone can be a leader; it’s their role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. They do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world.

They’re an organization with heart, expertise, and wildness, and these qualities help them support powerful, authentic experiences.




8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Register here


NOLS Certified Instructors


Kremen Education Building, Room 140 (Fresno State Campus)