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.

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Advanced EMT (Bridge)

NCOAE is the industry leader for providing emergency and rescue expertise, and our commitment to your career is evident in our ‘Intensive’ 23-Day Advanced EMT training (Bridge) (A-EMT).

  • Ages 18+
  • Duration 23 days
  • Tuition $2,645.00
Wilderness EMT students practicing safe carries

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 $725.00
Wilderness First Responder student assessing patient
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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 $725.00
Wilderness First Aid students by the river checking patients vitals

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