Wilderness Medicine FAQ | Info | Logistics

Registration: You may view fees, availability and register online at: https://register.recreation.ucsb.edu/ (Click Register, then Adventure Programs, then First Aid). Alternatively, you may use a check payable to “UC Regents” and mail to: UCSB Adventure Programs; UCSB Recreation Center; Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3025. Include: 1) your name, 2) phone, 3) e-mail address where you would like the confirmation packet sent. UCSB Students contact the Rec Cen Cashier’s office (805-893-3738) for UCSB Student Discount.

Schedule: We will meet at 8am for each class session. It is not uncommon to go later than 6pm. Please be prompt to all sessions. A sample syllabus is included in the online course materials. This is only a guideline. The actual syllabus will be distributed on the first day of the course. A day off will be scheduled half way through the WFR course. Please plan on attending ‘till at least 5p our last day.

Where to meet: UCSB Rec Cen II Classroom (1501) by 7:55am on the first day of the course. Directions to the Rec Cen: http://recreation.sa.ucsb.edu/home/directions.

Recertification: If you are using this course to recertify or bridge, it is strongly recommended that you complete the Study Guide prior to arriving to course. To complete the study guide, you will need a copy of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine. You may use the one from your previous course. If you no longer have a copy, or achieved your certification from another organization, please email office@wildmed.com immediately to request one. Study guides and more details are found when you use the Pre-Course Preparation below. 

Pre-Course Preparation: Please thoroughly read all information in the confirmation packet. Please go to http://www.wildmed.com/wilderness-medicine-search-rescue-training-event-materials/ and log in with the WMA course id you received in the confirmation email. Login and password are the same. Please thoroughly read all downloads. 

Parking on Campus: Park in Lot #16 or the Mesa Parking Structure across from the Rec Cen if you plan to keep your car on campus for the course.  Permits are needed Monday through Sunday and are available in each lot via dispenser. You can also buy a multi-day permit ($8.00 per day) at Parking Services (805-893-7275), open Monday through Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm. For more UCSB parking information please check www.tps.ucsb.edu

Lodging: Accommodation is available but NOT included in the cost of the course. 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. 

What to bring:  Water Bottle, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Watch, Notetaking Materials, Instant Coffee/ Tea and a Mug (hot water is available), Headlamp/ Flashlight, Sturdy Hiking Shoes or Lightweight Boots, Long Pants, Hiking Shorts, Jacket or Sweater, Rain Gear (unlikely in March, but its good to be prepared), Set of long sleeve/ long pant “Cut-able Clothing” for Simulations (not necessary for WFA only). Note: we will be working on the ground and clothing/ shoes will get dirty/ wet/ sandy.

No Drugs/ Alcohol/ Tobacco: University regulations and program policies do not allow alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products during this course. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Refund Policy: There are no refunds after you register unless the course is canceled.  If you find another individual to come in and pay for your spot we will then send you a refund (less $20 service charge).

More Information/ Questions: For questions about the facility, billing, books, logistics, etc. please call the Adventure Programs’ office directly at (805) 893-3737 or Adventure@recreation.ucsb.edu. For questions about course content, certifications, recertification, etc. contact Wilderness Medical Associates at 888-WILDMED, office@wildmed.com or www.wildmed.com.