NOLS Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester

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The Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester is a unique blend of wilderness skills, medicine, rescue, leadership, and environmental studies curriculum.

The semester starts with an intensive four-week Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) course, followed by nine field weeks of backpacking, a rock climbing and rock rescue camp, and either river travel and rescue or winter travel with avalanche rescue.

The semester is woven with themes of leadership, expedition behavior, communication and decision-making, as well as wilderness evacuation, swift water, and rock rescue skills. The environmental studies curriculum focuses on the impact of environmental health on human health.

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Yes, I recommend this program

An awesome experience

Took my wilderness EMT at the Lander campus. Everyone was very friendly and the staff was filled with genuine people. They were all there to help you learn and grow. 10/10 would do again. V nice, woof woof meow

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