B.S. Health Science, Emergency Medical Services Concentration

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.S. in Health Science.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1153 or MATH 1153P or MGT 22163
Objective 46
Objective 5 - Core requirements will fulfill 4 credits of Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

Choose one of the following:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
or
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
(BIOL 3301 has a prerequisite of BIOL 1101 or BIOL 2227, either of which will partially fulfill Objective 5.)
BIOL 3301 & BIOL 3301L are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any students interested in pursuing professional degrees in chiropractic, dentistry, allopathic and osteopathic medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and veterinary studies.
CPH 2200Promoting Wellness3
DHS 4426Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences (Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MATH 1153 or MGT 2216)3
Choose one of the following:2
Medical Terminology and Communication
Medical Terminology
Professional Competencies - Choose one of the following:3
Leadership and Policy
Health Law and Bioethics
Medical Law and Ethics
Medical Ethics
Ethical Issues in Healthcare Law and Policy
Healthcare Competencies - Choose one of the following:3
Advanced Global Health
Community and Public Health
Global Health and Policy
US Health System
Sociology of Health and Illness
Communication Competencies - Choose one of the following:2-3
Groups and Communication
Communication Inquiry
Conflict Management
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Patient Education Skills
Basic Addiction Treatment Skills
Communication Strategies in Community and Public Health
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Professional and Technical Writing
Diversity Competencies - Choose one of the following:0-3
Some courses in this group also fulfill one of the three previous competency areas. The credits for these courses are not counted twice if the course was chosen to complete an earlier core area.
American Indian Health Issues
Anthropology of Global Health
Topics in Medical Anthropology
Clinical Medical Anthropology
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Patient Education Skills
Survey of Aging Issues
Health Law and Bioethics
Critical Analysis of Social Diversity
Spanish for Health Care I
Students must have an overall 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in BS Health Science Core courses with no grades below a C-.
Total Credits20-24

Concentration Requirements

EMS 3300Emergency Medical Services Operations and Management3
EMS 3335Emergency Medical Services Administration3
EMS 4409Emergency Medical Services Internship3
9 credits of electives from one of the following tracks (Electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.)9
Leadership Management Track 1
Development and Strategic Planning
Disaster Response Planning and Management
Healthcare Finance
Health Law and Bioethics
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Program Planning
Economics of Health Care
Incident Command System Advanced
Political and Policy Basis of Emergency Management
Social Dimensions of Disaster
Leading in Organizations
Legal Issues in Emergency Management
Public Health Preparedness
Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services
Individual and Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Personnel Management
Clinical Track 1
(BIOL 2221/BIOL 2221L, BIOL 2235/BIOL 2235L, BIOL 4432, and BIOL 4445 meet pre-requisite requirements for Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies.)
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Social Dimensions of Disaster
Legal Issues in Emergency Management
Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services
Health Law and Bioethics
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Stress Management
Epidemiology
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Program Planning
Patient Education Skills
Curriculum and Methods in Health Education
Community and Public Health
Research Methods in Public Health
Individual and Organizational Behavior
Abnormal Psychology
Educational Track 1
Social Dimensions of Disaster
Public Health Preparedness
Development and Strategic Planning
Disaster Response Planning and Management
Health Law and Bioethics
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Stress Management
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Program Planning
Curriculum and Methods in Health Education
Community and Public Health
Research Methods in Public Health
Individual and Organizational Behavior
Community Paramedic Track
Students must be a paramedic to pursue the Community Paramedic track. Students must complete all courses within the Community Paramedic track to satisfy the track. In addition, successful completion of this track qualifies students to be awarded the Community Paramedic Academic Certificate.
Introduction to Community Paramedics
Introduction to Community Assessment
Introduction to Foundations of Patient Interactions
Pathophysiology for the Community Paramedic
Community Paramedic Clinical Practicum
Students must complete all Emergency Medical Services Concentration courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
Total Credits18

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Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)16-20
Concentration Requirements18
Upper Division Free Electives25-24
Free Electives24-21
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)