Avalanche Rescue Techniques and Theory
Academic Noncredit

This is an intensive course covering the theoretical background and essential skills for responding to emergencies and rescues in avalanche terrain. Stability analysis, terrain evaluation, travel techniques and decision making tools are integral to accessing patients. Avalanche specific medical topics such as Triple H Syndrome have implications for long term patient care. Advanced search and patient transport techniques are inherent to rescues in this environment. Classroom theory will be balanced with in-field practice.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Avalanche Rescue Techniques and Theory (H EDU 450)

Spring 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 01/09/2023

Advanced intermediate skiing ability and proficiency in backcountry skiing and travel using backcountry ski equipment is a requirement for this class. Current WFR or EMT certification required. Class also meets for required field sessions on Fridays from 11:00am-5:00pm. Students must supply some personal safety equipment, which they must own, buy, or rent. Contact rescue@utah.edu for more information.

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/09/23 - 03/01/23 W 2:00 pm -3:55 pm COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK 136
01/09/23 - 03/01/23 F 11:00 am -5:00 pm TBA
Tuition: $475.00 + Special Fee: $218.95 = $693.95      

Instructors: MATTHEW HABERMAN, Andy Rich


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Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.