Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services
The Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services Management program is a degree completion program specifically designed for military personnel (active, Guard, or Reserve) who have already completed emergency medical technician training and hold a current EMT or paramedic certification. The program provides students with the necessary skills to become effective managers and leaders within their respective fields and areas of expertise.
Service members who have completed MOS-68-W training, or a service-comparable program, and hold a current certification will receive ACE-evaluated credit. Individuals who have completed an AAS degree in addition to the EMS/EMT training and certification receive additional transfer credit. Along with CLEP, DSST, and other prior learning credit for training and experience, military students entering with an associate degree could complete their baccalaureate degree within twelve to eighteen months by completing as few as 17 management, healthcare management, leadership, or general education courses. The program is also an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a graduate program.
The university does not offer the EMS/EMT training. Rather, this program is specifically customized for service members already holding state or national EMT certification and who have completed EMS/EMT or paramedic training.
This program is offered online, with support services provided by the NAU locations listed below. Classes are offered as follows:
Online Classes Only – Students may not take any on-ground classes at the following locations:
Indianapolis, Indiana; Garden City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Wichita West, Kansas; Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Rochester, and Roseville, Minnesota; Independence, Lee's Summit, and Zona Rosa, Missouri; Bellevue, Nebraska; Albuquerque and Albuquerque West, New Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Allen, Texas.
On-Ground Classes Permissible – In addition to online classes, students may take on-ground classes at the following locations: Centennial, Colorado Springs, and Colorado Springs South, Colorado; Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota; Austin, Austin South, Georgetown, Houston, Lewisville, Mesquite, and Richardson, Texas.
Additional Program Info
Graduates of this degree-completion program will:
- Apply concepts, theories, and analytical methods in the functional areas of business.
- Analyze typical challenges that managers are likely to face and recommend solutions, using critical thinking skills and ethical decision making models.
- Demonstrate effective collaboration and teamwork skills.