CULLOWHEE -- Western Carolina University will offer a spring semester course in wilderness emergency medical care, which focuses on specialized medical problems and treatment in remote and outdoor environments.

The course will be taught at Western on Tuesdays, Jan. 13 through April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. The class will meet one weekend for a field training exercise.

The curriculum will include emergency medical care, survival techniques, disaster situations, rescue skills, outdoor environments and physical fitness considerations.

Completion of the course may lead to a variety of certifications from the American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. College academic credit may also be available.

Instructor David E. Bradley is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, American Red Cross instructor trainer, American Safety and Health Institute wilderness emergency care instructor, and Department of Defense survival instructor.

Cost for the course is $400, which includes textbooks, and the course is limited to the first 15 registrants. For more information, contact David Bradley at (828) 683-1666, or via e-mail at dbradley@wcu.edu. For more information about registration, contact Chad Hall at (828) 227-7397, toll free at (800) 928-4968, or via e-mail at chall@wcu.edu.

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