Northeastern University Launches New Graduate Certificate in Extreme Medicine

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Do you have an interest in the diverse field of extreme medicine? Then Northeastern University’s new graduate certificate in Extreme Medicine is a great choice for you. 

The Certificate in Extreme Medicine prepares medical professionals of all types who seek to provide medical services in this emerging and critical field through an asynchronous, online program.  

Push the boundaries of your career and explore the challenges of practicing your profession in austere and extreme environments.  

This program is built on a foundation of didactic courses that develop core competence in: 

  • Crisis resource management 
  • Human factors in austere environments 
  • Efficiency of highly skilled teams  
  • Theory and ethics of care in humanitarian crisis  

The core didactic program is augmented by several optional intensive, experiential learning modules in partnership with World Extreme Medicine (WEM). Explore the boundaries of austere and expedition medicine including 

  • Wilderness and Expedition Medicine 
  • Cold Weather and Expedition Medicine 
  • Tactical Operations (Also open to Law Enforcement Professionals) 
  • Humanitarian Medicine Course 
  • Human Factors Course 

The Certificate in Extreme Medicine is an interprofessional program relevant to several healthcare and public health professions who seek to apply their skills in extreme settings as well as in their traditional, everyday medical roles, including but not limited to: 

  • Physicians 
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Nurses 
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Dentists 
  • EMTs and Paramedics 
  • Physical Therapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Public health professionals 
  • Other medical professionals 

Applicants for the graduate certificate should hold a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and preferably in a healthcare-related or adjacent field.  

Ready to apply? Submit your application today 

* Experiential courses may be restricted to licensed or credentialed professionals or to students in the last two years of study in a medical or allied health professional program.

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