Licensed Training Company: Gut-Z Journey

Host: University of California - Santa Barbara

Location: Santa Barbara, CA 93514 - United States

Dates: 3/19/2022 - 3/25/2022

Course Description:

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.


The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.


Prior to enrolling in a course, please review our Functional Position Description. The criteria set forth in this document allows students to self-assess their ability to meet the demands of both a WMAI course as well as the demands of a certified wilderness medical provider in the field.

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Room and Board:

Lodging: Closest camping can be found at El Capitan or Refugio State Beaches. There are a number of hotels in the area (search “Goleta, CA”).

Meals: Food is available on campus or in nearby Isla Vista. Both within walking distance from the course.


  Instructor Name Location Certifications
Natalie Brechtel CA, United States EMT-B, WFR