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Paramedic Science

Paramedic Science Course List

The ISU Paramedic Science program, offered at the ISU Meridian Health Science Center and at the Idaho Falls campus, admits up to 36 students annually. A new cohort begins every fall semester. Acceptance in the Paramedic Science program requires students to apply and be accepted by ISU.

To receive a Paramedic Associate of Science degree students must complete both the professional curriculum listed below and ISU's general education requirements or their equivalent.

Our prestigious Paramedic Science Degree Program consists of three semesters of paramedic courses and clinical placements followed by a 10-week internship in the final, fall semester. Paramedic classes are taught at the Meridian, Idaho campus and the Idaho Falls campus, and clinical internship experiences are offered at a variety of off-campus settings including local hospitals and service agencies. Learn More

Prerequisite Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Anatomy and Physiology (HO 0111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent, 4 credits) with a C or better before fall classes begin.
  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology (HCA 2210, HE 2210, HO 0106 or equivalent) with a C or better before fall classes begin.
  • Passing the National Registry EMT exams, both written and practical, and providing the Paramedic Science program with a copy of your National Registry card before fall classes begin.
  • Providing a copy of your current AHA BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider CPR card before fall classes begin.


Paramedic Science Curriculum

Semester One, Fall - 16 credits

PARM 2211 (3 cr.) Basic ECG Interpretation
PARM 2212 (3 cr.) Paramedic Pharmacology
PARM 2213 (2 cr.) Paramedic Fundamentals
PARM 2213L (1 cr.) Paramedic Fundamentals Lab
PARM 2214 (3 cr.) Paramedic Pathophysiology
PARM 2215 (3 cr.) Intro to Paramedic Medicine
PARM 2217 (1 cr.) Paramedic Integration I Lab

Semester Two, Spring - 15 credits

PARM 2221 (3 cr.) Medical Emergencies
PARM 2221L (1 cr.) Medical Emergencies Lab
PARM 2222 (2 cr.) Trauma Care
PARM 2223 (2 cr.) Advanced Emergency Care
PARM 2224 (3 cr.) Special Populations
PARM 2224L (1 cr.) Special Populations Lab
PARM 2225 (2 cr.) Advanced ECG Interpretation
PARM 2229 (1 cr.) Paramedic Clinical Practicum I

Semester Three, Summer - 6 credits

PARM 2231 (2 cr.) Rescue-Operations
PARM 2237L (1 cr.) Paramedic Integration II Lab
PARM 2239 (3 cr.) Paramedic Clinical Practicum II

Semester Four, Fall (~10 weeks) - 6 credits

PARM 2249 (6 cr.) Paramedic Field Practicum


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