Associate of Science in Paramedic Science
The ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, in partnership with Ada County Paramedics, offers the Associate of Science Degree in Paramedic Science. The Paramedic Program at ISU is the only paramedic program in the state offering an Associate of Science degree. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, as recommended by the Committee on Accreditation of Education Program for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; (214) 703-8445.
Under the Kasiska School of Health Professions, the Paramedic Science Program is a highly selective and competitive program engaging up to 20 students in a cohort. Students who are accepted into the program must meet stringent requirements including a high GPA, outstanding application materials such as a personal essay, an excellent admissions interview.
ISU's program is designed so that individuals receive an Associate of Science in Paramedic Science and are prepared to sit for the Certification Exam offered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). This program allows students to learn the skills needed to recognize, assess, and manage a variety of medical emergencies. The degree provides field experience leading to a paramedic license and further provides coursework to prepare the student for supervisory and administrative positions. Furthermore, because the degree offered by ISU is an accredited Associate of Science degree, it is portable and transferable to other programs, advanced degrees, and other institutions. This transferability allows ISU students to develop pathways to Bachelor of Science degrees such as Nursing and Health Science, or graduate degrees in Public Health or Physician Assistant Studies or to professional schools such as Medicine or Pharmacy.