Emergency Medical Care

College of Justice, Safety and Military Science
EMC students

Degree Options

On-Campus Degrees

Online Degrees

*Online program available to paramedics licensed by any state or territory of the United States or certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Who Would be Interested in Emergency Medical Care?

Students that are interested in:

  • Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic
  • Working in a fast-paced, exciting field
  • Working outside an office
  • Providing pre-hospital life support
  • Preparing for a career in the Fire Service
  • A proven pathway to medical school

Why Emergency Medical Care?

Degree Benefits

  • 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.
  • Our program is the first and oldest 4-year Bachelor of Science Degree in the state
  • Students will learn through both in-class and hands-on instruction. This includes instruction in our fully-equipped human patient simulation lab as well as in the field.

Program Options

Emergency Services Administration Option

  • Prepares students to work in the Emergency Services field and become administrators
  • A majority of our students are in leadership positions within 5 years of graduation.

Clinical/Fire & Safety Option

  • Prepares students to work in combined Fire/Emergency Services settings
  • Greatly increases your chances of being hired  as a firefighter.

Paramedic/Science Option

  • Prepares students for and meets the requirements for Physician's Assistant and Medical School
  • Outstanding success of student acceptance into medical school.

Learn from the Best

  • Faculty members in the Emergency Medical Care program have extensive experience in EMS as weell as are members of highly influential EMS Boards such as the National Registry of EMT's. Their experience is the basis for excellent classroom and hands-on instruction.

Field Experience

All students in the Emergency Medical Care program will complete clinical/field experience as part of the program requirements

Rewarding Career Opportunities

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

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students who have been admitted to the University and declare a major in Emergency Medical Care are admitted to the Pre-Emergency Medical Care Program. Admission to the Pre-Emergency Medical Care Program does not guarantee admission to the Advanced Emergency Medical Care (paramedic) sequence.

How Do I Get More Information?

On-Campus Program Information

Emergency Medical Care
Contact Jacinda Bertie or Rebecca Moore at:      
Jacinda.Bertie@eku.edu/ 859-622-6520
Rebecca.Moore@eku.edu 859-622-7873

Online Program Information

Misty Bailey, Online Enrollment Advisor

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Program of Distinction Academic Scholarship

Emergency Medical Care PRIDE Scholarship