Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine
Central Washington University
The EMS Paramedicine Program offers a Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Paramedicine. The four-year Bachelor Degree in Paramedicine provides a unique and intensive two-year concentration in Paramedicine that not only enables student eligibility for paramedic certification, but provides content to engender leadership abilities in EMS. Paramedics have fulfilled prescribed requirements by a credentialing agency to practice the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction. Through performance of assessments and providing medical care, their goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury.
Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting. Paramedics possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with the expectations of the public and the profession. Paramedics recognize that they are an essential component of the continuum of care and serve as linkages among health resources. They strive to maintain high quality, reasonable cost health care by delivering patients directly to appropriate facilities. As an advocate for patients, paramedics seek to be proactive in affecting long term health care by working in conjunction with other provider agencies, networks, and organizations. The emerging roles and responsibilities of the Paramedic include public education, health promotion, and participation in injury and illness prevention programs. As the scope of service continues to expand, the Paramedic will function as a facilitator of access to care, as well as an initial treatment provider.
Upon completion of all program requirements, students are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT paramedic certification examination. Central Washington University EMS Paramedicine Program has a long history of maintaining high academic standards and skill requirements for our graduates that often exceed both state and national minimum standards for paramedic programs. This translates into a very busy, very intense year of learning, both in the classroom and in the field. This level of academic rigor prepares the students not only for successful completion of the national certification exam but for a rewarding and accomplished career as a professional paramedic.
Degree Level: Bachelor
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Founded in 1891, Central Washington University is a public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Ellensburg, Washington. CWU awards certificates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in more than 150 majors and 11 pre-professional programs. Academic divisions include the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of the Sciences.
Central Washington University supports distance education graduate programs, undergraduate programs, minor options, and certificates and endorsements. Students can choose from a number of different online degrees. While most programs are offered online, select programs are hybrid programs.
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