The Outdoor Adventure Program offers Outdoor Leadership Experiences, Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Certification to help grow student leaders from participating to leading our programs and beyond!
This course will prepare students for safe, meaningful, and transferable leadership roles in UMass Lowell’s Outdoor Adventure Programs* as well as similar outdoor venues. Throughout the course you will develop a foundational set of interpersonal, instructional and technical skills required of an effective trip leader. Students will be required to actively engage in each class either by instructing, learning, or practicing new skills. *Successful completion of this experience is very helpful but does not necessarily guarantee employment with the UMass Lowell Outdoor Adventure Program. Trip leader positions are limited and filled on an as needed basis. This program is open only to current UMass Lowell Students.
Course Details: Read the course syllabus (pdf).
Contact: Kevin Soleil by email:Kevin_Soleil@uml.edu or phone: 978-934-1932 with questions.
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November 10-11, 2018
The WFA course is 2 days long and teaches a basic level of first aid training in the wilderness context. This course is for those who enjoy going on short wilderness trips and are seeking to gain a better understanding of how to manage and treat a variety of medical issues in the wilderness context. Those seeking to re-certify their Wilderness First Responder (WFR) may also enroll in the course. This course is open to the public.
CPR/AED for the Lay Responder available. Instructed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine.
Contact Kevin Soleil by email:Kevin_Soleil@uml.edu or phone: 978-934-1932 with questions.
January 12-19, 2019
The WFR course is 8-days long and takes an in-depth look at responding to medical issues and emergencies in the wilderness context. Instructors teach participants standards and skills in dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies in the wilderness context. The course includes practical application scenarios. Take it to the next wilderness medical level and get certified. No medical experience required. This course is open to the public.
Instructed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine.