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Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid Course

DatesSaturday, February 7th and Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Time:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
Location: V.U. Outdoor Recreation Center
Cost: General Public: $265.00
With Vanderbilt-affiliation: $245.00

Registration Ends:  January 26th, 2015


Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare individuals who program, recreate, and enjoy the outdoors to encounter medical emergencies in a back country setting with confidence and competence. Through a combination of classroom instruction and field based exercises, participants will gain valuable experience in addressing the needs of outdoor based emergencies. Over the course of the 16 hrs, or two 8 hour days, participants will learn: patient assessment, patient stabilization, comprehensive first aid and a variety of improvised implementation methods, as well as learn the skills necessary to implement patient evacuation.

This certification is nationally recognized and affords recipients the confidence to step into wild spaces with current knowledge and skills to face challenges in any environment. The course will be instructed by two WMA instructors. The WMA is a globally recognized leader in the field of wilderness medicine and takes pride and ownership over providing its students with meaningful hands on learning that prepares people for real world application and implementation of practices. For more information regarding the WMA please click here.

***Special Consideration***
This course is structured in such a way that all the material is vital to your successful completion of the exam.  As such, you must be present for 100% of the course.  Please plan to be both physically and mentally present during each of the 8 hour days.  Lunch will be provided by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center on both days.


Come by the Vanderbilt Outdoor Recreation Center during business hours and remit payment. The cost of the course must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment can be accepted in the form of personal checks, cash, or Vanderbilt Commodore Card.  Once you have registered you will be provided with an informational packet that outlines the steps you must take online to complete your registration process.

***If you are registering from out of town, please contact Steven Rubin at outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu for registration instructions.


VU Outdoor Recreation Center is located at: 2600 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Business Hours: Monday and Friday 12:00 – 6:00 pm/ Tuesday – Thursday 3:00 – 6:00 pm

For additional information please contact:
Steven Rubin/ (615) 936-8527/ outdoorrec@vanderbilt.edu