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PE 1626: Wilderness First Responder

Wilderness First Aid

This 8-day, 80-hour course from Wilderness Medical Associates provides the prerequisite training and certification necessary for employment as a professional outdoor instructor at nationally recognized programs such as NOLS and Outward Bound. The curriculum goes beyond the basics needed for first aid certification to emphasize the skills and knowledge needed in backcountry rescue situations when extended care may be needed. 


Course Fee

Students: $855 
Community: $940 
CU Faculty/Staff:$940 

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. 

Fill out the Fee Waiver Application to apply for a free or reduced PE course. 

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


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Friday 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
Friday 1/17/25 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 1/18/25 8:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 1/19/25 8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday 1/20/25 8:00am to 6:00pm