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Paramedic (Emergency Medical Care)

EKU is home to the first CAAHEP-accredited program in Kentucky and the second CAAHEP-accredited program in the nation. Our flexible program options provide advancement opportunities for licensed paramedics.

Take your career to the next level with a nationally respected program while maintaining personal and professional obligations.

This program is intended for currently certified Paramedics who wish to obtain a degree online.

Choose from these program options:

What sets our program apart?

Focused on medical best practices and leadership building, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through a variety of topics such as EMS operations, advanced cardiology, management of behavioral emergencies and research methodology.

  • CAAHEP-accredited since 1980
  • Internationally recognized instructors
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • 18 credit hours for previous experience PLUS additional opportunities to maximize credit 
  • Hours count toward your degree and your recertification**
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance

**Up to 12 hours from each of the online paramedic classes may be used for NREMT or state renewal in states that accept CAPCE accredited continuing education.