Outdoor & Wilderness Medical Explorer for Teens



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The academic enrichment & career exploration program for teens interested in science, medicine or STEM

Unique, fun and educational online wilderness first aid course & certification for ages 14+

Designed for online safety: in-course messaging with faculty & staff only, no student-to-student messaging

Meets 2021 WFME Standards for Distributed & Distance Learning In Medical Education

Partner, University of Utah School of Medicine Wilderness Program


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How the course works

18 contact hours of online outdoor & wilderness medicine, first aid & safety education with 24 full months of content access

Developed and taught by practicing emergency, wilderness & survival medicine physicians

No supply purchases required—uses ordinary items found at home or outdoors

Works on multiple platforms: Apple, Windows & Chromebook desktop, laptop & mobile devices

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Builds Skills & Credentials

Unique experiential learning for teens interested in outdoor, medical or science careers

Builds confidence & leadership skills + situational awareness

Develops decision-making skills + analytical & creative thinking

Widely-accepted 2-year Wilderness First Aid certification—unique college application credential, also meets common seasonal job requirements

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Fun, educational & flexible

Realistic scenarios feature teens in online interactive scenarios + written, hands-on & multimedia activities

Individualized medical faculty feedback with detailed coaching points

Self-paced to fit every schedule & learning style

What's Included In This Course

Please note that this medical education course contains clinical photos of real-life injuries including broken bones and bleeding wounds.

Self-paced General Wilderness First Aid video classes & self-paced online activities cover common outdoor injuries & illness + wildlife, terrain, weather & survival skills

Hands-on First Aid Skills assignments submitted via videos/photos with detailed 1:1 instructor feedback & coaching points

Includes special live Zoom Scenarios & Skills coaching session led by medical faculty

Realistic video scenarios set in interesting locations

Bonus Survival Med Challenge! webinars coached by MDs let you practice patient diagnosis & treatment

Downloadable PDF textbook + knowledge checks, quizzes & multiple-choice certification exam

Extra resources at no extra cost

Wilderness First Aid Curriculum

Via self-paced online classes, interactive video scenarios, medical case assignments, knowledge checks & quizzes

Injury assessment & basic life support
Injury assessment and life support

MARCH & SAMPLE patient assessment protocols; breathing, circulatory & nervous system assessment; spinal stabilization; basic CPR & Heimlich maneuver training

Common outdoor medical problems
Common outdoor medical problems

Treating & stabilizing impalements, broken bones, finger amputations, muscle injuries, bleeding, wounds, cold injuries, heat illness, lightning and altitude ilness & more

Wildlife attacks & treating injuries
Wildlife attacks and treating injuries

Dealing with grizzlies, black bears, mountain lions; snakes & scorpions; other venomous animal & insect bites, stings, rabies prevention & communicable & waterborne diseases

Terrain, temperature & weather hazards
Terrain, temperature and weather hazards

Heat & cold related injuries; wildfires, lightning & burns; floods, tides & drowning; avalanches & earthquakes; acute mountain & altitude sickness (AMS, HACE, HAPE)

Basic outdoor survival skills
Terrain, temperature & weather haards

Route, logistics & supplies planning; avoiding getting lost, signaling for rescue; finding and treating water for safe drinking, maximizing chances of being found alive

Innovative Hands-On First Aid Skills Training

Demonstrate skills using family, friends or fellow students as "volunteer patients."

Submit your hands-on first aid assignments via video, photo &/or Zoom.

Get personalized feedback & coaching points within 48 hours from our medical faculty.

Includes 2-Year Wilderness First Aid Certification

Outdoor & Wilderness Medical Explorer Certificate

Extra Resources—At No Extra Cost

University of Utah

Optional free enrollment in Univ. of Utah's Associate in Wilderness Medicine advanced certification program—only through Survival Med!

50+ advanced wilderness medicine podcasts

Free access to 50+ hours of advanced wilderness medicine podcasts—from knocked-out teeth to SAR incident command protocols & more!

Realistic Outdoor & Wilderness Video Scenarios

Includes Survival Med Challenge! Webinars

Recent topics: Head Wounds & Eye Injuries, Fires & Burns, Extreme Heat Emergencies, How To Build Your Wilderness First Aid Kit, What Search & Rescue Wants You To Know

Realistic video medical cases build confidence & know-how

Pick-a-path questions provide instant feedback on your diagnosis & treatment decisions

Live chat with our physician-instructors

Unfiltered Customer Reviews

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"My kids enjoyed this course, especially practicing the first aid skills on each other! I wasn't sure if they could handle the video assignments but they did great." - Chris M.


"My son has wanted to be a fireman or EMT since forever and he is so excited to start this class." - A. Ray


"Thank you so much for your amazing customer service! I will be recommending your course to our homeschool co-op!" - Heather N.


"The Wilderness Medical Explorer course is now on our daughter's birthday list! She thinks she might want to do pre-med so this is perfect." - S. T.