Course Locations - University of Montana–Missoula, MT

University of Montana Missoula Montana


Aerie has been teaching wilderness medicine courses at the University of Montana for the past 14 years. WFR courses are typically held with six days on campus and two days of field exercises at a field camp, often at UM’s Lubrecht Forest or the Whitewater Institute’s facility in Cyr, both approximately a 30 minute drive  from Missoula. UM WEMT courses held on campus are ideal for UM students and residents of Missoula with jobs during the day. WEMT courses typically four full weekend field exercises held in nearby backcountry areas.  


Local hotels, campgrounds are available. Most students stay on campus or in the Missoula area. 


Food during classtime is typically available at the University Center on campus.   

What to Bring

Call the Aerie office for details. Students should be prepared to for a wide range of weather in all seasons and should bring appropriate clothing to stay outdoors throughout the day. In addition, students should bring one set of clothing that they do not mind getting dirty and stained during scenarios. 

Getting There

Contact the office for details. 


  • Parking is available for pay on campus during weekday classes. Classes held at night and on weekends typically have no parking fees. Contact UM Campus Security for details.     
  • We strongly encourage you to contact the office for other students’ contact information so that you can share travel itineraries and expenses. You can do this through the Aerie office or on your own by signing in to the Aerie Backcountry Medicine Facebook page and contacting other students from your class.

How to Register

You can download and mail in our registration form, call our office (406.542.9972), email us, or visit our office at 100 North Ave. West, Missoula, Montana, 59801. (Find us on Google Maps).

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