Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Wilderness First Aid Section 1

Wilderness First Aid Section 1

This course focuses on essential first aid with an emphasis on backcountry and wilderness issues. Includes a certificate of completion in Wilderness First Aid, as well as certification in Standard First Aid and CPR. Patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma care, environmental medicine, toxins, backcountry medicine, and wilderness rescue are all covered. Designed for those who travel in small parties in the backcountry and who wish to be self-sufficient and well prepared, but equally useful for handling everyday medical emergencies.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Sat Oct 18 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Class
Sat Oct 25 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Class

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: Please note: Due to contractual obligations this course is available only to Cornell Students, Faculty, and Staff.
Course Fee:
$295.00 (students)
$325.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$365.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Monday, September 1, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1625 (ID #10037)
Course Coordinator
Benjamin Blakeley
(607) 254-8264

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
Class will spend significant time outdoors, rain or shine, so appropriate clothing for varied weather is necessary. Daypack, lunch, water bottle, snacks, notebook and pencil.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.