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PE 1620: Wilderness Advanced First Aid

This is a 4-day, 40 hour course accredited through the Wilderness Medical Associates. Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.  To recertify your current WAFA certification, you may retake the WAFA course or upgrade to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) by taking a Bridge (WAFA to WFR) course.


Course Fee

Students: $450
CU Faculty/Staff:$495 
Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course.

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course who are living on-campus will need to find off-campus accommodations until the residential halls open. Alternatively, campus housing is available during the spring semester WFR classes. 

Fee Notes



Participation in all class sessions is required in order to receive PE credit.


No previous experience.

Drop Deadline

September 4th


Enroll through Student Center or by contacting COE at 607-255-6183 or


For more information about Wilderness Medical Associates please visit their website.

WAFA Schedule




Thursday 11/15/24 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday 1/13/25 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 1/14/25 8:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 1/15/25 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 1/16/25 8:00am to 6:00pm