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All Life Support Courses are taught with American Heart Association certifications. The Shelden Simulation Center’s American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center is under the University of Missouri Health System.

Many of our programs are offered via two methods:

Classroom-based course: requires the student to be present in class with an instructor directing the cognitive portions and skills testing. Classroom-based courses teach skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique. This allows instructors to observe students, provide feedback and guide each student as needed.

Web-based or eLearning courses: requires the student to complete cognitive skills via web-based, self-paced modules. These courses utilize eSimulation technology that allows students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. The student then practices and completes live skills testing with an AHA Instructor at a training center.


National Disaster Life Support Foundation allows the Shelden Simulation Center to offer Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) and Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) certifications.


The Shelden Simulation Center will bring these certifications to your location. To obtain more information please contact our Outreach Education Coordinator, 573-884-8472.

To register for classes please contact the Shelden Simulation Center at 573-884-0277.



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