Degrees from UVU’s Department of Emergency Services equip students with the skills needed for critical roles in paramedicine and emergency response. With a focus on real-world scenarios and hands-on experience, our programs feature a learning environment that empowers and prepares students to excel in careers that make a difference in the lives of others during critical moments. Find the program that works for you!


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Emergency Administration

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Emergency Medical

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Become a leader For when emergencies happen

Job Opportunities

Our degrees open doors to a wide range of roles in paramedicine and emergency response. 

Career Advancement

Our programs provide education and training to help you reach leadership positions. 

Community Impact

Graduates play a pivotal role in safeguarding lives and property, making a meaningful impact in their communities. 

What they're saying...

  • I think it's so awesome that my professors that are teaching my classes have real-world experiences and share them with us in class. It makes me feel like I am learning more from them and get to ask questions about what it is like to be in some of the dangerous situations that we learn about.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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    Emergency Services Student

  • The Emergency Services programs provide a coveted education with the combination of knowledgeable and experienced professors as well as outstanding facilities and cutting-edge training equipment. Students can prepare for highly demanded professions via traditional book learning and applied practical skills which are acquired in lab settings and through supervised internships.

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    David Mcentire

    Emergency Services Professor

  • I chose this program for a very personal reason. I had a near death experience, and it was the paramedics that helped me. That made me want to help others. I was so excited when I saw that UVU has a paramedic program because it gave me the chance to give back to my community the same way that the paramedics helped me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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    Paramedic/EMT Student

Faculty and Staff

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Meet the Team

Our faculty consists as a collaboration of professional, real-world experience and academic achievement. They are committed to preparing students for careers in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. 



International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

The Emergency Services programs at Utah Valley University are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). The initial accreditation was granted in 2004. An IFSAC accredited program indicates that course offerings, institutional support, and qualified faculty are working together in completing their educational mission.

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