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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Emergency Healthcare Sciences (BS)

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This degree builds on the Institutional Certificate in Paramedic and AAS in Paramedic Studies using additional upper division program (PAR) courses, support and general education courses. A strong core of Heath Administration Services (HAS) and Health Information Management (HIM) courses will be utilized to provide a more diverse healthcare background. The degree in Emergency Healthcare Sciences was designed to be broad enough to enhance those working in medical education, QA/QI, supervision, human resources, air medical services, public health and mobile integrated healthcare. 

In response to the needs of working fire and EMS, with the exception of five on-campus days for PAR 3110, Critical Care Transport, the entire degree can be completed online.  Curriculum maps will provide projected timelines and department recommended, online general education courses.

Admission Requirements: Minimum GPA accepted is 2.7.  Also required is a current National Registry or State certification or license as a paramedic without restrictions.  After formal degree advisement by the Dumke College of Health Professions, an departmental degree application process is initiated.

Minor: Not required.

Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all program (PAR) courses, general education and support courses.

Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science Degree. Of the 120 hours, 40 must be upper division level. The BS in EHS curriculum provides 35 upper division hours with 6 credits coming from the Cardiac and Medical Emergency section in the Institutional Certificate.  (Any General Education course may be utilized, however, courses below feature online delivery)

  • Program Code: 2052BS
  • CIPC: 519999

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Advisement: Contact the Dumke College of Health Professions Advisor (801) 626-6136.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate terminal competency by passing the National Registry paramedic certification exam
  • Demonstrate predicted National Registry paramedic certification utilizing the HESI predictive exam with a minimum score of 650.
  • Demonstrate clinical and field readiness by achieving the “3” competent score.
  • Demonstrate affective domain employment traits by achieving Satisfactory in the 11 categories of professionalism as defined by the 2010 EMS Education Standards.


The Institutional Certificate in Paramedic and AAS in Paramedic Studies (or equivalent) is needed to progress into the Bachelor’s degree program.

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