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Course Information:

Wilderness EMT

Missoula, MT

Feb 4, 2020 - Apr 23, 2020


Course Details:

Wilderness EMTs take foundational EMT skills into austere locations, with hazardous environments and limited resources. Wilderness EMTs are taught to adapt to these challenges with numerous extensive, realistic scenarios and case studies. Click here for more information. Upon successful completion of course requirements, students are eligible for the National Registry EMT and the State of Montana EMT certifications.

The WEMT is offered for 3 University of Montana credits for an additional $155 fee paid directly to the University of Montana.

LOCATION: Missoula MT- on the UM Campus, McGill Hall #135.

COST: $2750 -deposit of $1000 is due at the time of registration. You can use alternate sources of funding such as AmeriCorps or G.I. Bill and we do offer payment plans. (Aerie will match up to $500 if using AmeriCorps funding) Room and board are not provided or included in the course cost but are available nearby for purchase.

PREREQUISITES: This course can be intense and does require some preparation before the first day. Students must have no prior felony's and be 18 years of age or older; younger students may take the class with approval but must be 18 within two years of course completion to take the National Registry Exam. Must submit 2- negative TB tests, vaccination records (contact the Aerie office for a list), and a self query by Monday January 13th, 2020. If you can't meet this deadline please contact the Aerie office to make other arrangements. You may turn it these documents through mail, fax or email. We are unable to accept picture of medical records due to formatting issues (this includes having a JPEG and exporting it as a PDF), it challenges its validity. You will be asked to resubmit and this delay may cause you to miss the submission deadline.

TEXTBOOK: Students are required to purchase the EMT textbook used for this course. It can be new, used, PDF or rented and the accompanying workbook is up to you but is not required by Aerie Backcountry Medicine "Prehospital Emergency Care (11th Edition)- Joseph Mistovich
ISBN-13: 978-0134704456
ISBN-10: 0134704452
NOTE: We highly discourage students from using previous versions of this textbook as curriculum points are outdated.

SCHEDULE: This 12-week course will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 5:15pm-9:30pm with four field-based weekends running from 8am-6pm.

Classes will not be held on  March 16th-20th  (the University of Montana's Spring Break).

This course meets for 4 field-based weekends.  Class will be all day on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.

Feb 22nd-23rd
March 7th-8th
March 28th-29th
April 11th-12th - OVERNIGHT

An information packet with all the course details will be emailed to every student one month before the course begins. Please be sure that your email is current and working. Be advised that this information packet is sent by our database and does have a tendency to go to the Junk or Spam folder. Be sure to check both places if your packet is not in your inbox.

For more information, please feel free to contact Aerie Backcountry Medicine at (406) 542 - 9972 or email us at

Looking for more?

Consider being a student on our Semester in Wilderness Medicine (SWM) programs.

These semester programs include EMT and Wilderness EMT education, along with a host of other professional level certifications and experiences. Click here to learn more.

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This course begins within 30 days, so a payment of the full course cost ($2,750.00) is required.
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