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EMC B.Sc. - EMS Administration Option

Our 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. The 300-level series of courses included leads to the student being eligible to take the NREMT Paramedic exam.

The credit hours of each course are listed beside them in parenthesis. 


General Education Courses totalling 36 hours

Student Success Seminar- JSO 100 (1).
This course requirement is waived for students transfering in 30 or more credit hours.

A Writing Intensive Course
Hours can be incorporated into Major, Supporting, Gen Ed, or Free Electives categories.

42 hours of Upper Division Courses
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 362(3).

Total Hours of University Graduation Requirements: 37 hours


EMC Core Courses: 46 hours. Credit hours are listed parenthetically. 
Applicants to this program who are currently certified Paramedics may be able to receive credit for up to 18 hours of these requirements.

BIO 307(3)- Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 308(3)- Anatomy & Physiology II
CHE 101/101L(3)- General Chemistry I/Lab
CHE 102/102L(3)- General Chemistry II/Lab
EMC 300(3)- EMS Operations/Behavioral Emergencies
EMC 303(3)- Intro to Cardiology
EMC 305(3)- Prehospital Management of OB/GYN and Pediatrics
EMC 310(3)- Advanced Cardiology
EMC 320 (3)- Trauma
EMC 335(3)- Medical Emergencies I
EMC 340(3)- Medical Emergencies II
EMC 342/342L(3)- Advanced Clinical I/Lab
EMC 352/352L(3)- Advanced Clinical II/Lab
EMC 360(2)- Advanced Field Internship I/Lab
EMC 362/362L(4)- Advanced Field Internship II/Lab

EMS Administration Option Specific Courses: 26 hours. Credit hours are listed parenthetically. 

EMC 400(3)- EMS Systems Management
EMC 420(3)- EMS Service Design & Budget
EMC 430 or 430W(3)- Legal & Ethical Aspects of EMS
EMC 440(3)- EMS Instruction (satisfies KBEMS prerequsities for KY EMS Instructor credentials)
EMC 480(3)- Topics in Emergency Medicine
EMC 489(3)- EMS Research
PSY 200(3)- Intro to Psychology
PSY 308(3)- Abnormal Psychology

Free Electives: 12 hours.


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