Our mission is to provide high-quality wilderness medical education content and training for the adventurer in all of us
For many, outdoor sports aren’t merely a hobby or pastime; they are a way of life. We see increasing numbers of hikers at the trailhead, on the slopes, or in local waters every year. In 2020, 53% of Americans ages six and over participated in outdoor recreation at least once, the highest participation rate on record. Remarkably, 7.1 million more Americans participated in outdoor recreation in 2020 than in the year prior.
Become an AdventureMed Partner
Click the link below to begin partnership toward becoming an AdventureMed regional instructor.
Ways to Partner With Us
For a hosted class, you provide the students and the location, AdventureMed will provide the instructors and the curriculum.
Become an Instructor
For those seeking to bring courses to their area on a more regular basis, or teach existing courses, AdventureMed has an instructor program that allows qualified candidates to teach our curriculum. See below for qualifications. Those accepted will complete an apprenticeship process before being finalized as an AdventureMed Instructor.
Standard & Hybrid
Our standard courses are taught fully in-person, and include lectures and presentations, along with discussion and practical scenario sessions.
Our hybrid courses are divided into two distinct parts: online and condensed in-person. Students must complete the online portion before coming to a shorter in-person course dedicated to practicing skills and scenarios.
- A Wilderness First Aid course (WFA) for people without medical training who want a basic understanding of wilderness medicine, and how to manage illnesses and injuries in austere environments.
- A Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course for people without medical training but want a certification in wilderness medicine.
- Wilderness Life Support for Medical Professionals (WLS:MP) for licensed medical professionals providing a foundation in wilderness medicine and CME credits.
- There are also specialty courses tailored to the user, like our Mountain Bike Medicine course, NICA, for National Interscholastic Cycling Association
“AdventureMed is phenomenal to work with. Their instructor materials are easy to follow and apply. The courses are comprehensive, with a refreshing emphasis on skills-based teaching and in-depth discussion.”
“We really enjoyed the course and wanted to note our appreciation for the thought and quality work put into everything. The videos on the online portion were really well done. The instructors were AWESOME, not just in explaining this material, but also in their general teaching skills, managing the group, and creating a very welcoming yet on-track learning environment. We were very impressed.
We also really appreciated that you gave us great examples of all the improvised stuff (splints, litters, carries, drags, etc) – in previous WFR courses and recerts, we were just given the materials and told to “see what we come up with”. I much preferred learning a solid technique from which I can improvise later if need be.
You’ve got a great thing going here, Thank you!”
“We sure appreciate your efforts to organize this first aid class. It was super informative and we got great instruction! Many thanks to you organizers and teachers!”
“As a NICA coach with healthcare experience, my team asked me to help with the First Aid and CPR requirements. AdventureMed’s instructor onboarding process was excellent. The online instructor resources and testing materials were easy to access and well crafted. If I needed any help I was able to reach out to staff who were responsive to my inquiries. Additionally we have been able to work together to help improve the course for our students. They have been great to partner with.”