Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

A Bachelor of Science degree is offered in Emergency Medical Services to online students. 

This interdisciplinary program is designed for emergency medical services personnel interested in following a path to degree completion or for other undergraduate students who have obtained EMT certification or who plan to earn this certification while matriculating at Franklin Pierce University. It is recommended that students obtain EMT certification before graduation as an enhancement to this degree program. 


This program is designed for emergency medical services personnel interested in following a path to degree completion. The program presents two degree offerings that are non-clinical and offered fully online. 

Applicants may earn credits for qualifying coursework and certifications. Paramedics will receive 40 credits for an active paramedic license. Additional credits may be earned through Prior Learning Assessment or transfer. Those credits will be applicable to the core requirements and general electives as needed.

Expected Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services, students will be able to:

  • Analyze systems development and operations principles in Emergency Medical Services.
  • Evaluate personnel management and staffing models in Emergency Medical Services systems.
  • Implement operating budgets for emergency and non-emergency transport Emergency Medical Services systems.
  • Summarize legal and regulatory guidelines in Emergency Medical Services systems.


Major Requirements

In addition to all graduation requirements, the following courses must be completed successfully:

In addition to all graduation requirements, the following courses must be completed successfully:
EMSP300 Leadership and Decision-Making 3 Credits
EMSP301 EMS Planning and Development 3 Credits
EMSP302 Health Informatics 3 Credits


EMSP303 Medical Operations and Personnel Management 3 Credits
EMSP304 Public Health Emergencies 3 Credits
EMSP305 Risk Management Practices 3 Credits
EMSP320 Emergency Communications 3 Credits
EMSP403 EMS Integrated Seminar 3 Credits
HCA315 Epidemiology 3 Credits
HCA360 Health Care Ethics, Policy and Law 3 Credits
MT260 Statistics 3 Credits

 

Program Courses