The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) offers medical training which includes a foundation of emergency medicine philosophy and wilderness medicine pedagogy, with an emphasis on preventing and identifying medical emergencies, using appropriate technology, and understanding risk management.

Adventure First: NCOAE’s certified EMS instructors are the best in the industry, including EMT-Paramedics, firefighters, military operations specialists, and experts in critical care management. They provide professional instruction and individualized training to ensure your skills are developed to the top of the industry.

Education Always: Wilderness Medicine trainings provide specifically tailored medical skills for remote and wilderness settings. NCOAE offers a variety of Hybrid courses, unique in the industry. A Hybrid course allows for independent study prior to the hands-on section of the course.

All NCOAE wilderness medicine courses are presented in conjunction with our partners at the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC) — an affiliate of the Wilderness Medical Society.

Hybrid Wilderness EMT (Hybrid W+EMT)

The Hybrid W-EMT curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential medical foundation combined with required skills for accessing and managing medical issues in remote and wilderness environments.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 5 days
  • Tuition $695.00

Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (Hybrid WFR)

NCOAE offers the industry-standard wilderness medicine course that provides hands-on medical training, combined with skills in outdoor leadership, and critical thinking for professionals in remote and wilderness settings.

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 5 days
  • Tuition $695.00

Standard Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Specifically designed for day and overnight outdoor and wilderness education trip leaders and instructors, providing on-the-spot emergency care for the hiker, climber or camper to whom they are entrusted.

  • Ages 16+
  • Duration 3 days
  • Tuition $215.00