Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a non-degree certificate program offered through the IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety provides the necessary coursework to apply for the National Registry and Pennsylvania EMT certification or licensure, Issued by National Registry and Pennsylvania Department of Health. Certification or licensure is valid for 3 years.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program will primarily be designed for future emergency medical service personnel but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, and safety professionals. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMT certification exams for both Pennsylvania certification and national certification as an EMT. The EMT program does have an articulation agreement for credit transfer, but only in the Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science Program. Other departments could embed EMT into their programs, for example: Athletic Training, Biology Pre-Med, Public Health, Natural Science Pre-Physical Therapy and Physician’s Assistant.
The EMT program is accredited by Pennsylvania Department of Health. This pursuant to the Emergency Medical Services System, Act of August 18, 2009, P.L. 308, No. 37 as amended, and as set forth in the rules and regulations. The Pennsylvania Department of Health herby issues this certificate of accreditation to conduct education programs for prehospital personnel in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
• Accreditation Number: 0068110165
• Types of Training Programs: BLS and ALS
• Date of Issue: 11/28/2018
• Expiration: 12/31/2021
• Region: EMS West
Admission to the EMT program requires a HS Diploma/GED, approval of the Director of Emergency Services Training, and various clearances.
The 152-hour (pass/fail) program may be offered at IUP’s Indiana campus, and the West Pike Institute for Rural Health and Safety or Monroeville sites. Successful completion requires students to pass all modular exams and the final exam with 70% or greater, have a minimum of 10 patient contacts in the clinical/field, and graded as competent in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.
Students will receive a certificate upon passing the program. A course representing the EMT program will appear on the student’s IUP clock hour transcript which will serve as official confirmation of completion.
More details outlining the program’s curriculum, fees, and required clearances are outlined on the IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety webpage.