Leverage your previous experience and education to make the transition from Nationally Registered Paramedic to a Paramedic with an Associate of Science in Paramedicine. EKU’s online paramedic degree is designed to provide licensed paramedics with practical skills in patient assessment, prehospital emergency management, and advanced training in emergency medical techniques. Graduates are well positioned to complete their bachelor’s degree and further increase their career opportunities.
Job opportunities for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are projected to grow 7 percent before 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Emergency medicine is a rewarding and fast-paced career field. A degree from EKU’s renowned paramedicine program can give you a competitive edge in the job market and set you up to thrive in this vital field.
Yes. All applicants to EKU’s online paramedicine program must be currently certified as a paramedic by the NREMT or a state EMS office.
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.
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.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $258 per credit hour for undergraduate and $335 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate