Swiftwater 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 a moving water environment. Explore swiftwater rescue professional avenues and the evidence basis for modern rescue techniques. Technical rescue skills and wilderness medical consideration are integrated in scenarios where students are challenged to work on individual skills while simultaneously demanding coordinated teamwork. Classroom theory is balanced with 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 Swiftwater Rescue Techniques and Theory (H EDU 451)

Spring 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 02/29/2024

Basic swimming ability is a requirement for this class. Current WFR or EMT certification is required. Class also meets for required field sessions on Fridays from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. 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
02/29/24 - 04/23/24 W 2:00 pm -3:55 pm SORENSON ARTS & EDUCATION COMPLEX 1145
02/29/24 - 04/23/24 F 11:00 am -5:00 pm TBA
Tuition: $489.00 + Special Fee: $200.00 = $689.00      

Instructors: MATTHEW HABERMAN, Andy Rich


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