B.S. Health Science with a concentration in Emergency Medical Services

Program Admissions Requirements

Students must be a graduate of or be enrolled in a health related program that awards an associate degree in Paramedic Science. 

General Education

General Education requirements are met with an A.S. in Paramedic Science

Core Requirements

Choose one of the following:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (Partially fulfills Objective 5)
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.)
DHS 4426Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences3
HE 2200Promoting Wellness3
Choose one of the following:2
Medical Terminology and Communication
Medical Terminology
Professional Competencies - Choose one of the following:3
Healthcare Leadership
Health Law and Bioethics 1
Medical Law and Ethics
Medical Ethics
Healthcare Competencies - Choose one of the following:3
US Health System
Economics of Health Care 1
Healthcare Policy
Communication Competencies - Choose one of the following:3
Clinical Medical Anthropology
Groups and Communication
Conflict Management
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Professional and Technical Writing 1
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Patient Education Skills
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.
Anthropology of Global Health
Clinical Medical Anthropology
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Health Law and Bioethics
Patient Education Skills
Total Credits21-24

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 2
Development and Strategic Planning
Disaster Response Planning and Management
Healthcare Leadership
Healthcare Policy
Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare Finance
Healthcare Operations and Quality
Health Law and Bioethics
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Health Program Planning and Implementation
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
Democracy and Governance
Public Workplace Issues
Clinical Track 2
BIOL 2221/BIOL 2221L, BIOL 2235/BIOL 2235L, BIOL 4432, and BIOL 4445 meet pre-requisite requirements for Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies.
Healthcare Operations and Quality
Health Law and Bioethics
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Stress and Emotional Health
Epidemiology
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Health Program Planning and Implementation
Patient Education Skills
Curriculum and Methods in Health Education
Community and Public Health
Health Program Evaluation and Research
Social Dimensions of Disaster
Legal Issues in Emergency Management
Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
Community Risk Reduction for Fire and Emergency Services
Individual and Organizational Behavior
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Introduction to Pathobiology
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
Abnormal Psychology
Educational Track 2, 3
Development and Strategic Planning
Disaster Response Planning and Management
Healthcare Operations and Quality
Health Law and Bioethics
Introduction to Community and Public Health
Fitness and Wellness Programs
Stress and Emotional Health
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Health Program Planning and Implementation
Curriculum and Methods in Health Education
Community and Public Health
Health Program Evaluation and Research
Social Dimensions of Disaster
Public Health Preparedness
Individual and Organizational Behavior
Community Paramedic Track
Students must complete all courses within the Community Paramedic Track to be awarded the Community Paramedic designation.
Introduction to Community Paramedics
Introduction to Community Assessment
Community Assessment
Pathophysiology for the Community Paramedic
Community Paramedic Clinical Practicum
Total Credits18

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education (AS in Paramedic Science fulfills general education requirements)0
Core Requirements (w/o General Education)27
Concentration Requirements 18
Upper Division Free Electives (Upper Division Core and Elective choices will count here.)21
Free Electives (Associates in Paramedic Science credits will count here.)54
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

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