University Credit for the Wilderness First Responder Course
Many colleges and universities have built a Wilderness Medical Associates International training program into their own curriculum. Others have acknowledged that Wilderness Medical Associate International certification is a valid complimentary industry skill to obtain to graduate and can help with increase your visibility as you enter the work-force. Our courses use interactive discussions, case studies, presentations, and real-life, hands-on drills to prepare you for the stress of emergencies you may face in the field.
College Credit for the Wilderness First Responder Course
If you would like to earn college credit for taking a WFR course, WMA International has two options for public enrollment students in the United States.
Central Michigan University
Three semester hours for undergraduate or graduate credit, as well as educator certificate renewal or state continuing education (depending on your state's requirements). Tuition $900, plus a one-time fee of $50.
Washington County Community College (Calais, Maine)
WCCC offers 4 WCCC college credits for the WFR course. To receive the credits, there is a tuition fee of $200. Please contact prior to taking the course if you are interested in this option.
Brock University (St Catherines, Ontario)
Offered as course offering RECL 3Q46 at Brock, the WMA Wilderness First Responder can be used for students as credit towards a Bachelor degree in Recreation and Leisure studies. Students can also take a WMA WFR outside of Brock University and apply to Brock to receive course credit.
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, British Columbia)
The wilderness first responder is offered as course offering ADVG 203-3 and can be applied as credit towards an Adventure Guide diploma, an Adventure Sport Certificate, the Canadian Mountain and Ski Guide Diploma, or a Bachelor of Tourism Management in Adventure Tourism.
Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
The WMA wilderness first responder is a certification requirement for the Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation at Lakehead University.
Univeristy of Central Lancashire (Preston, England)
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, England, uses the Wilderness Medical Associates wilderness first responder as credit towards a Foundation Degree in Technical Rescue Instruction.
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