During the Tactical Medicine 1 course, students focus on critical life-saving techniques that include extrication and evacuation to safety, immediate life-saving techniques (airway, breathing and circulation) in the field and under fire, tactical movement and practical individual first aid kit (IFAK) packing and usage.

This course centers around hands-on application of one skill at a time, building to scenario-based training during the afternoon.


There is an emphasis on gunshot and knife wounds.  Also included are vehicular trauma, multiple injuries and introduction to triage in a field environment.

[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”450px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Tactical Medicine 1 is one class in the Combat Medic Immersion course that includes both post-disaster wilderness first aid certification, wilderness survival skills, tactical training and herbal medicine integration. For information on the full program, dates and tuition discounts, visit the Immersion Studies page here.[/dropshadowbox]

Packing List:

All first aid training equipment is provided.
Students should bring their own lunch, a small backpack and way to carry water in the field (drinking water will be available).

Shoes that fully cover the feet (i.e. not sandals or flip-flops, but running shoes or sneakers are acceptable), long pants and long sleeves are required.

Wear clothes you can work in comfortably, don’t mind getting dirty and dress to be outside for whatever the weather may bring.

Hat, Knee pads & elbow pads are recommended.


Location: San Antonio Outdoor Campus

Tuition: $60/person or $110 for a pair. (saves $10)


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