Emergency Medical Services
EKU is home to the first CAAHEP-accredited program in Kentucky and the second CAAHEP-accredited program in the nation. Our flexible program options provide advancement opportunities for both licensed paramedics and those seeking to become licensed paramedics.
Take your career to the next level with a nationally respected program while maintaining personal and professional obligations.
Choose from these program options:
- Associates Degree in Paramedicine (students can choose one of two tracks)
- Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Medical Care – Emergency Services Administration
What sets our program apart?
Focused on medical best practices and leadership building, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through topics such as advanced life support, advanced cardiology, management of behavioral emergencies and management of OB/GYN emergencies.
- CAAHEP-accredited since 1980
- Nationally-renowned instructors
- 8 week courses
- 18 credit hours for previous experience PLUS additional opportunities to maximize credit
- Hours that count toward your degree and your recertification**
- Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best universities offering online degrees
**Up to 12 hours from each of the online paramedic classes may be used for NREMT or state renewal in states that accept CECBEMS accredited continuing education.