University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Wilderness First Responder Course

The National Outdoor Leadership School’s Wilderness Medicine Institute (NOLS WMI) conducted their Wilderness First Responder Training Course (WFR) at the University of Kentucky. Natural Resources and Environmental Science and UK Outdoor Pursuits co-sponsored this WFR course from January 2-10, 2012.  The course was hosted by the Department of Forestry and several outdoor scenarios took place at the UK Arboretum.

The next WFR course was offered at the University of Kentucky January 4-12, 2014Click here for more information.


If you have additional questions please contact Geri Philpott, NRES Academic Coordinator,, (859) 257-2337.


UK's Natural Resources and Environmental Science degree within the College of Agriculture is an interdisciplinary major that provides students with a broad education in the social and natural sciences. Students can focus in a variety of areas including wildlife management, conservation biology, natural resource planning, environmental soil science, water resources, forestry, etc.

The mission of the UK Outdoor Pursuits Program is to provide outdoor recreation and education opportunities for the University of Kentucky community using human–powered adventure pursuits‚ experiential education‚ and the natural environment. Outdoor Pursuits is located on the first floor of the Johnson Center, across from the climbing wall.