(Online) Degree Completion – Paramedicine

Created specifically for paramedics certified through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, this degree completion program enables candidates to earn their bachelor’s degree while applying 56 credits of advanced standing from their NREMT certification.

Take Your Career as a Paramedic to the Next Level

The University of New 51 is one of only a limited number of colleges and universities across the country that offers a degree competition program that gives paramedics an opportunity to advance their education by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in paramedicine.

Students entering the program must already be certified as paramedics through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Students accepted to the program will be able to waive 62 of the 80 major requirement credits through their standing as a nationally registered paramedics. Additional previous college credits may be applied up to 96 credits.

Students must also complete the remaining coursework required for earning a bachelor’s degree at the University. Our degree completion program to earn a B.S. in paramedicine can typically be completed in two years through full-time study or four years as a part-time student. Upon completion of this program students are eligible for undergraduate certificate in Emergency Medical Services Administration.

Students who participate in our online program will be able to complete their major-specific requirements through accelerated seven-and-a-half week semesters.

  • Rolling admissions for Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Program is 100% online delivered in an asynchronous format
  • Students complete a non-clinical research based internship using an EMS medical evidence based model

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Courses Satisfied through NREMT Certification

Your standing as a certified paramedic through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians satisfies the majority (56 of 80 credits) of the major requirements to earn a bachelor’s degree in paramedicine. The following courses are granted as transfer courses for being a certified NREMT Paramedic:

  • PARA 1175: Emergency Medical Technician I
  • PARA 2275: Emergency Medical Technician II
  • PARA/BIOL 2230: Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedicine I
  • PARA 3333: Cardiology III
  • PARA/BIOL 2231: Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedicine II
  • PARA 3334: Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies for Paramedics
  • PARA 2234: Patient Examination for Emergency Medical Services
  • PARA 3335: Toxicology for Paramedics
  • PARA 2235: Introduction to Paramedicine
  • PARA 3336: Art of Paramedicine
  • PARA 2236: Pharmacology for Emergency Medical Services
  • PARA 3337: Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies for Paramedics
  • PARA 2237: Prehospital Trauma Care
  • PARA 3338: Pediatric Emergencies for Paramedics
  • PARA 2238: Medical and Geriatric Emergency Medical Services
  • PARA 3350: Clinical II
  • PARA 2239: Paramedicine Clinical I
  • PARA 3355: Clinical III
  • PARA 3331: Cardiology I
  • PARA 4432: Environmental Emergencies for Paramedics
  • PARA 3332: Cardiology II
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