Desert Mountain Medicine Wilderness First Responder Course

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Become a Wilderness First Responder with Desert Mountain Medicine

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Through a partnership with Canyonlands Field Institute, The Desert Mountain Medicine offers this course hybrid Wilderness First Responder Course.

This Hybrid-WFR begins with 30 hours of self-paced, instructor-supported online work. The online section is available on CANVAS® approximately one month before the classroom section begins and consists of reading, case studies, videos, animations, and quizzes. The online material must be completed before the start date of the in-person practical section.

This online component is followed by a practical section, which is 5 days (50 hours) in person.

This course is not run by the Canyonlands Field Institute.

Registration for this course is through USU’s Outdoor Education Program. Sign up by visiting the USU course registration page

This course will take place at CFI Professor Valley Field Camp, and Camping is included with the course fees. For questions, please email

Professor Valley Field Camp
March 21, 2022 through March 25, 2021

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All participants on our adult seminars and on our private trips are required to be fully vaccinated.