Wilderness First Aid

Certification Description

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, even when bad things happen, and sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one – and maybe even save a life. The Wilderness First Aid course is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups.

Questions can be directed to Kristin Gloystein at kgloyst2@uoregon.edu.


  • Cost: $235 per person
  • Class is offered once a term
  • Participants must be 18 or older
  • Certification: 2-year SOLO certification, nationally recognized and meets American Camp Association guidelines


For non-UO affiliates interested in taking the course, please email src@uoregon.edu with your full name, email address, and gender identity.

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.