EMS Education

As a private university dedicated to the public good, DU is proud to be educating the next generation of EMS professionals. Through our innovative and novel partnership with Denver Health EMS Education, we offer initial EMT education courses here at DU. Our 10-week accelerated course follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and is designed to teach students the basic medical skills needed to respond in an emergency situation. This course will provide the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student the knowledge and skills required to provide appropriate emergency care and transportation of patients.

Attendance and success within the EMT course will qualify and prepare the learner to sit for the NREMT online exam and participate in the NREMT psychomotor final (although it does not guarantee certification). Our EMT classes are open to the entire DU community, including non-DU students. Current DU students that complete the Denver Health EMT course should consult the Pre-Health Education and Advising Program about how they can utilize their EMT education in their degree audit.  

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Wilderness Medicine

The James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus serves as a classroom for our renowned wilderness medicine programming. In collaboration with the Outdoor Leadership Program, we offer quarterly courses for certification as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness EMT (WEMT). These courses are designed for those that work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable. These industry-standard courses are designed for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists and international travelers. Successful completion of a wilderness medicine course will earn you a Certificate in Wilderness Medicine. Course credit in the Department of Biological Sciences is also available for DU students.  

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