NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI)

Welcome to the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute program.

NOLS and Western State Colorado University have developed a partnership to provide college credit for WMI courses.

Once a student enrolls in a WMI course, credit registration is available through Western Extended Studies. Upon successful completion of the course and assignments due, Recreation and Outdoor Education (ROE) 397 credit is awarded. The amount of credit earned is based upon the length of the course. 


Download Registration Packet for Academic Year 2016-2017:  


  1. Download, carefully read, and complete the WMI Course Credit Registration Packet.
  2. Sign and initial all areas in Sections B and C (required).
  3. Complete and sign Section D (optional). 
  4. Carefully review Payment Instructions (Cash, AmeriCorps, or 529 Plan). Make sure this section is complete.
  5. Return Sections B, C, and D to the Extended Studies Office by email, fax, or mail.
  6. Keep all other information with you in an accessible place for reference. 

​​IMPORTANT:  Registration and payment for credit should be received by our office no later than two weeks before the first day of a course. Incomplete registrations will not be processed. Registrations received less than five business days before the first day of a course are not guaranteed to be processed​. NOTE: If you are paying for your credit cost only, a copy of your paid registration confirmation of your course is required with this registration.

Registration forms and payment may be sent to:

Extended Studies
600 N. Adams, Taylor Hall 303
Gunnison, CO 81231

Make checks out to: Western State Colorado University

Phone: 970.943.2885
Fax: 970.943.7068

Western Extended Studies credit cost and fees are subject to change.