Wilderness Medicine

The Leaders in Wilderness Medicine

NOC is the Southeastern home of Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities. SOLO's expertise and NOC's unique campus on the Nantahala River and the Appalachian Trail creates the premier venue for wilderness medicine training. By placing an emphasis on hands-on, outdoor learning and real-life scenarios, SOLO Southeast prepares students to effectively address outdoor emergencies. Industry-recognized certifications include Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness EMT (WEMT), and more. SOLO Southeast students receive discounts on meals and basecamp lodging during their stay. Please call for more details.

Outdoor School Courses

ASHI CPR and AED Certification Course

Duration: 2 Hours

Price Per Person: $39.99

Dates: 2017 Calendar

Location: Bryson City, NC

Learn to effectively administer aid following cardiac arrest. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required for all outdoor professionals. Learn More

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course

Duration: 2 Days

Price Per Person: $179.99

Dates: 2017 Calendar

Location: Bryson City, NC

This 16-hour Wilderness First Aid class teaches you basic backcountry emergency management skills. Learn More

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course - Atlanta

Duration: 2 Days

Price Per Person: $179.99

Dates: August 19-20, September 9-10, October 21-22, November 11-12

Location: Atlanta, GA

This 16-hour WIlderness First Aid class teaches you basic backcountry emergency management skills. Learn More

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Certification Course

Duration: 4 Days

Price Per Person: $339.99

Dates: 2017 Calendar

Location: Bryson City, NC

This intensive 32-hour AWFA course provides in-depth information and skills for medical emergencies in the backcountry. Learn More

AWFA-WFR Bridge Course

Duration: 4-Days

Price Per Person: $549.99

Dates: May 23-26, 2017

Location: Bryson City, NC

This course is designed for people who currently hold an Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification and want to upgrade to a WFR certification. Learn More

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification Courses

Duration: 8-9 Days/2-Day Recertification

Price Per Person: $699.99/$229.99

Dates: 2017 Calendar

Location: Bryson City, NC

SOLO's WFR course teaches you to make smart medical and evacuation decisions in remote wilderness locations. Learn More

Wilderness EMT Intensive / EMT Basic / Wilderness Module

Duration: WEMT: 26-Days / EMT-Basic: 21-Days / Wilderness Module: 5-Days

Price Per Person: WEMT: $2,629.99 / EMT-Basic: $1,949.99 / Wilderness Module: $679.99

Dates: June 11th - July 7th, 2017

Location: Bryson City, NC

The 26-day intensive Wilderness EMT combines the standard EMT curriculum with a Wilderness Module teaching wilderness protocols. Learn More

Advanced Wilderness EMT Certification Course

Duration: 5 Days

Price Per Person: $599.99

Dates: 2017 Calendar

Location: Bryson City, NC

The highest certification in Wilderness Medicine. Gain advanced search and rescue, backcountry medicine and wound management skills. Learn More

WEMT/NREMT Recertification

Duration: 3 Days

Price Per Person: $349.99

Dates: 2017: March 11-13, November 4-6

This class is designed for the thousands of Wilderness EMT’s who need to certify their National Registry EMT AND their WEMT in one class. Learn More

International Wilderness EMT

Duration: 14 Days

Price Per Person: $2,499.99 (Flight not included)

Dates: Jan 17th - 30th, 2017

Location: Belize

Based in the remote Mayan mountains of Belize you'll work with our expert instructors who will lead you through the essential four steps of expedition planning. Learn More

Expedition Health, Safety & Preparedness

Duration: 1.5 Days

Price Per Person: $129.99

Dates: 2017: August 5-6, October 14-15, December 2-3

Location: Bryson City, NC

Designed for intrepid travelers who plan to travel overseas and have limited experience in a developing country staying in challenging or primitive conditions. Learn More

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

Duration: 2 Days

Price: $189.99

Dates: August 26 - 27, 2017

Location: Bryson City, NC

Evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield Learn More