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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health/Emergency Medicine, BS

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This program is primarily designed for individuals who are seeking a public health degree with a focus in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This degree is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, etc. Participants who successfully complete this program will be awarded a BS in Public Health -Emergency Medicine and are eligible to take National Registry of EMT and/or Paramedics certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification as a paramedic.

Liberal Studies: 43-46

As outlined in Liberal Studies Requirements with the following specifications:

Major: 37

Required Certificates: 34 (5)

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate: 4 (3)

Paramedic Certificate: 30 (4)

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) If SOC 161 is unavailable, student must complete Global Multicultural Awareness LBST requirement.

(2) Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and “C” or better in Core Requirements.

(3) The Emergency Medical Technician certification is a 150-hour program that requires three to four months to complete 10 patient contacts with an authorized emergency medical service agency or authorized hospital or clinic.

4) The Paramedic certification is a 1,150 clock-hour program with 600 hours in the classroom including 230 hours of interactive lecture and 370 lab hours. A minimum of 550 hours are required in clinical and field settings with a minimum of 250 hours at clinical sites and a minimum of 100 hours during the Summative Capstone Field Internship.

(5) A BS in Public Health – Emergency Medicine requires the completion of both the EMT and Paramedic Certificate. An EMT Certification is required prior to completion of a Paramedic Certificate. Students who complete the EMT Certificate will be awarded 4 credits. Students who complete the Paramedic Certificate will be awarded 30 credits. A combination of these certificates will result in 34 credits toward the BS in Public Health/Emergency Medicine degree. Failure to complete one or both certificates will require the student to revert to the BS in Public Health degree and complete the requirements for the degree.

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