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COVID-19 & Travel Considerations:

The State of Montana's travel restrictions will be lifted as of June 1 so out of state students no longer need to quarantine before beginning an Aerie course which starts after June 1.

Course Information:

Wilderness EMT

Missoula, MT

Jun 14, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021

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. This WEMT is offered for 3 University of Montana credits, ECP 331, for an additional fee ($155), paid directly to the University of Montana. 

COST: $2,750. Includes all course materials and fees for the practical exam. Additional costs may include registration for the NREMT, immunizations and testing. 

LOCATION: Missoula, MT – Teaching location TBD 

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 May 24th, 2021. If you can't meet this deadline please contact the Aerie office to make other arrangements.

 SCHEDULE: Class will be held from 8am-6pm each week day. Although class is not held over the weekend, students may be assigned clinical observation time at a local hospital, a weekend day or night will be used to complete clinical time..

TEXTBOOK: Students are required to obtain the main EMT textbook used for this course. 

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Note: We highly discourage students from using previous versions of this textbook as curriculum points are outdated. 

An information packet with all the course details will be emailed to every student before the course begins. Please be sure that your email is current and working. Also be aware that this packet may be sent to the Junk/Spam folder so be sure to check there as well. 

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