After 24 years and over 20,000 graduates, Aerie is unique in the wilderness medicine training world: small enough to focus on individual students and large enough to be at the forefront of wilderness medicine worldwide, offering introductory courses through full Semesters in Wilderness Medicine.
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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
Semesters in Wilderness Medicine
Spring, Summer or Fall
Aerie's Semesters are the most comprehensive education in the wilderness medicine field. Our three Semesters (Spring, in Costa Rica and Montana; Summer, in Montana; and Fall in Montana and the Indian Himalaya) offer 15 upper division credits, Wilderness EMT, Wildland Fire Red Card and a combination of other professional-level certifications, preparing students for careers in medical and rescue fields.
Aerie Around the World
Aerie partners with the University of Pittsburgh's Anthropology Department and the Hanifl Centre to offer a unique, "Himalayan Health and Wilderness First Responder." This five and a half week program is taught by staff from U Pitt, Aerie, and the Hanifl Centre at the Centre's campus in the Indian Himalaya. It focuses on the challenges of emergency medicine, public health and medical care in the Himalayas.
Aerie partners with organizations and institutions locally and around the world.