Emergency Medical Care


Be on the front lives of saving lives. EKU’s Emergency Medical Care degree program
is the first CAAHEP-accredited program in Kentucky and second in the nation. Learn
from faculty with extensive EMS experience and get hands-on training, both in our
full-equipped simulation lab and in the field. Learn more below.


B.S. in Emergency Medical Care A.S. Certifications
Clinical/Fire & Safety Emergency Medical Care* Basic Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Services Administration*


*On-campus and online formats; students must have existing paramedic certification
to enroll in the online format.


Admission Requirements

You will be admitted to EKU as a Pre-Emergency Medical Care major, After completing
certain prerequisite courses, you will be eligible to apply for the Advanced Sequence. 
Faculty review and rank applicants based on a scoring system comprised of prerequisites
and weighted performance indicators.  For more information, please visit emc.eku.edu/advanced-sequence.



Job Opportunities for Graduates:

  • Paramedic
  • EMS Supervisor/Administrator
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Physician


Job Outlook

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The Eastern Kentucky University paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Educational Programs for the Emergency
Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350