Wilderness Medicine Expedition

Credit: Jared Steinman

Wilderness Medicine Expedition

Learn to apply your professional medical skills to wilderness emergencies and experience the backcountry on a Wilderness Medicine Expedition. You'll be taught by senior faculty who are skilled in both the NOLS Expeditions core curriculum and NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum. These instructors have been chosen for their background in wilderness leadership, urban and wilderness pre-hospital care, and excellence as educators.

Your course begins at one of our NOLS locations with NOLS Wilderness Medicine’s signature Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practitioner course. After a foundational day of wilderness medicine skills and scenarios, you'll pack your food rations and equipment and begin your expedition. After a week of intensive wilderness travel, you will celebrate the end of your expedition confident in your ability to respond to an emergency and manage a team in a remote environment.



2020 Dates

Aug. 23 – Aug. 31, 2020
Lander, WY

Tuition: $2,425
Details: NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Oct. 2 – Oct. 10, 2020
Tucson, AZ

Tuition: TBA
Details: NOLS Wilderness Medicine


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9 days

Minimum Age

23 yrs.

Academic Credit

1 College Credits
  • 1 Semester
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Skills learned


Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

Prerequisites: This course is for EMTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, PAs, or other medical professionals.

Continuing Education: EMTs, you can earn 16 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) from the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). More info...

Physicians, you may earn 15 hours of continuing education through joint providership with the Wilderness Medical Society for participation in this course! More info...

If you're an active member of the Wilderness Medicine Society, you can earn up to 28 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) with this course. Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details. More info...

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