Coordinator: Peter Struble
In addition to general admission requirements for all prospective students, it is recommended that applicants to the paramedicine program demonstrate satisfactory performance in sciences and mathematics. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed both high school biology and chemistry with laboratory and two years of high school algebra. An in-person or telephone interview with the program director will be required. Letters of recommendation supporting the student’s ability to pursue a rigorous science-based curriculum and desire to contribute in the health-care delivery system are strongly encouraged. Students should be aware that the NREMT and many states may not allow students to become registered or licensed if they have certain criminal convictions. Students are required to comply with university vaccination policies with an additional requirement for Hepatitis B vaccination and tuberculosis screening annually.
Upon completion, the student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate theoretical information relevant to his or her role of a patient-care provider in the field of pre-hospital emergency care as an EMT-Paramedic. The paramedic program will prepare the student to sit for the National Registry Certification Exam. Students graduate with certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pediatric Education Pre-hospital Professional (PEPP), Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), and Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS). This program is designed to allow the student to pursue a concurrent area of study to prepare for future employment opportunities. Concurrent course options available include fire administration, fire arson investigation, fire technology, industrial fire protection, fire prevention, emergency medical service administration, emergency medical service education, and a wide area of other disciplines that can be customized with paramedicine students.
Career opportunities available for graduates of this program include employment as firefighter paramedics, supervisors and/or managers, and educators of emergency medical services.