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Outdoor Adventures, through our own team and outside professionals, offers several training and certification course or programs throughout the year. These courses include kayak and stand up paddleboard instruction and certification, lifeguarding, ocean rescue, free diving, surf instruction, and Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics.

Our current offerings are listed below. If you are interested in bringing a training or certification to campus that is not listed, please email, or call us at adventures@miami.edu or 305-284-5116. We have a sperate webpage for Wilderness Medicine courses such as Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder. These offerings are for people experienced in these activities or sports looking to gain higher level training or certification from an outside agency. Our instructional clinics are designed to teach people individuals sports or activities and are geared for beginner and intermediate skill levels.

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  • Lifeguarding

    Fall 2022 dates TBD

    Learn more about American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.

  • Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Certification

    Spring 2023 dates TBD

    Learn more about SUP instructor certification.

  • Surf Instructor Certification

    Fall 2023 dates TBD

  • Ocean Rescue Training

    Coming Spring 2023

    Learn more about the US Lifesaving Association.

  • Wilderness Medicine Certification

    Saturday, January 12 - Sunday, January 13, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

    Registration available August 2022


    • UM Students - $199
    • Employee Outdoor Adventures Members - $229
    • UM Employee - $259
    • General - $299

    No experience is necessary.

    If you plan to spend time in remote locations, you need to be prepared.

    This course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

    Taught by seasoned instructors in a two-day format. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments. This course may be used to rectify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications from Wildrerness Medical Associates International. 


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