Aerie Backcountry Medicine
Course Information

Caring for sick and injured people is a privilege.  Preparing responders for that service is Aerie's mission.

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“As usual, you fully captured our attention with your combination of outstanding presentation skills and extensive knowledge of wilderness medicine.”

— Dr. Sara Newman, Captain, Director of Public Health, National Park Service

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are the foundation of pre-hospital medical care in the United States. EMTs gain access to and assess patients, control bleeds, stabilize fractures, administer medications, package patients and deliver them to higher levels of care.  

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (W-EMT)

Wilderness EMTs (W-EMTs) are EMTs who take foundational medical skills into austere environments, potentially hazardous conditions and limited resources. Aerie's Wilderness EMTs are taught to adapt to these challenges: our W-EMT classes begin with EMT coursework, then progress to backcountry scenarios, training you to care for patients in remote environments.

Semester in Wilderness Medicine

Aerie's Semesters offer 15 upper division college credits, EMT, Wilderness EMT, Wildland Fire Red Card, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, High Angle Rope Rescue Technician and a combination of other professional training, preparing you for a career in medical and rescue fields.  We have Semesters in Costa Rica, India and Montana