Western Kentucky University

KEMSA

Admission Requirements for the EMT Paramedic Program

  1. The Paramedic Program will not discriminate in its admission policies on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, or sexual preference.
  2. Individuals shall be eligible to enroll as a student in a paramedic education and training program if the applicant:
    • Is at least eighteen (18) years of age;
    • Holds a high school diploma or GED
    • Understands, reads, speaks, and writes the English language with a comprehension and performance level equal to at least the ninth grade of education, otherwise known as Level 4, verified by testing as necessary
    • Holds current unrestricted certification as an EMT in Kentucky or holds current unrestricted registration with the NREMT as an NREMT-B
    • Is not currently subject to disciplinary action pursuant to KRS Chapter 311A that would prevent licensure
    • Meets all additional requirements established by the EMS-TEI
    • Holds a valid motor vehicle operators license from a state or territory of the United States

Throughout the five semester program (including one summer session), students will learn and demonstrate competence in many advanced emergency medical topics such as pathophysiology, pharmacology, assessment, trauma, medical emergencies, cardiology, pediatrics, geriatrics, special operations, and critical care.

A required field internship is the final component of the program, where students progress from participants to team leaders in a supervised setting.

 Last Modified 3/19/14