Spring 2019


ACT 391 – Special Topics: Wilderness First Responder, 2-credits


Course Description: Wilderness First Responder covers the fundamentals of emergency care in a non-urban environment, including physiology, injury assessment, short term and long-term care, anatomy, and small group rescues. Wilderness First Responder is a nationally recognized standard for wilderness medicine for outdoor industry professionals in the United State.



Class Title:

ACT 391 Special Topics: Wilderness First Responder

Class Beginning:

February 4, 2019

Class Ending:

April 17th, 2019

Class Meeting


Mondays & Wednesdays afternoon 1:00pm-5:00pm. Field day on April 1st, 6pm-11pm

There is an attendance policy regarding the classroom and field sessions, be sure to check the syllabus to make sure you meet these requirements to pass this course.



Classroom sessions on Mondays meet at Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center room 175.

Classroom sessions on Wednesdays and field sessions meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center, 1401 W Lincoln St.

Field Site: TBD

*Locations subject to change


Instructor: Ty Atwater

Ty is the director of MSU’s Outdoor Recreation Program.



Any necessary equipment students provide:

  • Clothing and footwear to be outside in a variety of inclement weather conditions
  • Headlamp
  • Day trip sized backpack

Transportation on field day: transportation is provided and group meets at Outdoor Recreation Center for departure.


*Course fees will be used to cover costs of field supplies, equipment and related travel expenses.


For more information on these ACT courses contact:

Outdoor Rec. Director: Ty Atwater at Ty.atwater@montana.edu or assistant director Dan Sandberg at Daniel.sandberg@montana.edu


ACT Lead Coordinator: Abbey Holm at abbey.holm@montana.edu