Welcome to Basic Wilderness First Aid! This is an online course where you will learn backcountry first aid.
This course, open to everyone (not just students at the University of Colorado!) is an online course where you will learn backcountry first aid and earn a Basic Wilderness First Aid certificate.
(Note: This is not a standard WFA certification)
- Learn over the course of 14 modules (approximately 1 hour per module)
- Complete the accompanying quizzes
- Complete and submit one case study
- Optional: Take the final exam at the end.
When you register for the course, you will receive a registration confirmation email that includes how to access the course. You will need to click the link in the email to enroll in the course via Canvas Free for Teacher. If you do not receive your confirmation email within 12 hours, please reach out to the course coordinator, Meagan Rivers.
Each module begins with goals and objectives for you to review. These are followed by the first of two or three case studies. Please read that initial case study to put the learning into context. You may be stumped as to what to do the first time you see it; that is fine.
Go back to it when you finish the module and read it with much more knowledge and confidence! At the end you will find one or two other case studies you are encouraged to test yourself against. There will be an example case study at the beginning of the course to give you an idea of how to complete your chosen case study.
Note that Case Studies are reviewed on the basis on which they are received. This can take up to two weeks following submission. You only need to submit one case study to finish the course.