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Emergency Medical Care

The EKU Emergency Medical Care Program is the first accredited Paramedic program in Kentucky, and has been providing outstanding education in pre-hospital emergency care since 1978. We offer well-established Associate of Science & Bachelor of Science degrees in Emergency Medical Care.

If you are interested in joining a career that is fast-paced, exciting, fulfilling and growing...... join us!

On-Campus Degrees & Certifications

Online Degrees & Certifications


What Paramedics Do

Paramedics are the men and women who work under "standing orders and protocols" to bring the emergency room to the patient. We don't replace the Physician but we are his or her eyes, ears and hands until the patient reaches the hospital. We intubate....give medications..... shock hearts.... use the jaws of life, perform confined space rescue, manage disaster scenes and more.

Paramedics and EMTs are the front-line in the on-going efforts to improve the emergency health care delivery system in America. We here at Eastern are striving to remain at the forefront on this and other important EMS issues.

Specialized Certifications

As a part of our course work, we provide students with the opportunity to receive certifications in several specialty areas. These include:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Each year we poll local and regional providers to ascertain what specialty training they would find desirable in a prospective employee.

Who We Are

Each of our faculty members has a great deal of experience in EMS and other areas of healthcare. The Program Director is Dr. Bill Young, Ed.D. Please visit our faculty & staff directory for more information.

Attending EKU

The following links will take you to the most up-to-date information about admissions requirements and cost of attendance. There are some additional costs beyond those listed on these pages for Paramedic students specifically, such as uniforms, course materials, and professional liabiliy insurance.

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