Our EMS Administration option is intended to provide a broad education in EMS organizational leadership and management, wrapped around a core paramedic curriculum that emphasizes science. This option is popular among students who aspire to lead the EMS industry as training officers, supervisors, directors, and regulators, and is designed to prepare them for those roles. Students in this concentration will take course work that equips them to be critical thinkers with a broad perspective, grounded in the EMS profession. Students who successfully complete the 300-level series of courses will be eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic exam.
University Graduation Requirements:
General Education Courses totaling 36 hours
Student Success Seminar- JSO 100 (1).
This course requirement is waived for students transferring in 30 or more credit hours.
Writing Intensive Course
Hours can be incorporated into Major, Supporting, Gen Ed, or Free Electives categories.
Upper Division Courses: 42 hours
Distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories.
An Applied Critical and Creative Thinking (ACCT) course.
Emergency Medical Care majors will fulfill ACCT with EMC Core Course: EMC 362(4).
Total Hours of University Graduation Requirements: 37 hours
EMC Core Courses: 39 hours. (credit hours are listed parenthetically)
Applicants to this program who are currently nationally registered or state-certified paramedics may be able to receive credit for up to 18 hours of these requirements.
EMC 300 (3) – Emergency Operations, and Behavioral Crisis
EMC 303 (3) – Introduction to Cardiology
EMC 305 (3) – Prehospital Management of OB/GYN/Pediatric Emergency
EMC 310 (3) – Advanced Cardiology
EMC 320 (3) – Advanced Life Support: Trauma
EMC 335 (3) – Medical Emergencies I
EMC 340 (3) – Medical Emergencies II
EMC 342 (3) – Advanced Clinical I
EMC 352 (3) – Advanced Clinical II
EMC 352L(0) – Advanced Clinical II Lab
EMC 360 (2) – Advanced Field Internship I
EMC 362 (4) – Advanced Field Internship II
EMC 400 (3) – Emergency Care Systems Management
EMC 489 (3) – Introduction to Research Methods
Supporting Course Requirements: 9 hours. (credit hours are listed parenthetically)
BIO 307/307L (3) – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 308/308L (3) – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
ENG 300 (3) – Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing
EMS Administration Concentration Courses: 30 hours. (credit hours are listed parenthetically)
CHE 101 (3) – Introductory Chemistry
CHE 101L (1) – Introductory Chemistry Lab
CHE 102 (3) – Introductory Chemistry II
CHE 102L (1) – Introductory Chemistry Lab II
EMC 420 (3) – Emergency Services Design and Budget
EMC 430 or 430W (3) – Legal and Ethical Aspects of Emergency Services
EMC 440 (3) – EMS Instruction (satisfies KBEMS requirement for KY EMS Instructor credential)
EMC 480 (3) – Topics in Emergency Medicine
PSY 200 (3) – Intro to Psychology
PSY 308 (3) – Abnormal Psychology
Free Electives: 5 hours.
Total hours to complete degree with EMS Administration Concentration: 120 hours.