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Application Deadline

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1st
Fall Semester Application Deadline: June 1st


We will be accepting paramedic applications for the Fall 2024 cohort beginning Friday, March 1, 2024.

 There is a non-refundable paramedic application fee of $26 (includes 3% transaction fee).

 Spring 2024 we will continue offering a year-round (3 semester) paramedic cohort and the 2 semester cohort.

The year-round program runs 12 months (three semesters) and totals approx. 1,416 hours of core curriculum and clinical time.

Year-round program start date is in Spring semester

Semester 1 & 2: Classes are held ONLY on A shift days (48/96 firefighter schedule), excluding Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at the UVU Emergency Services building, 3131 Mike Jense Parkway, Provo, Utah.

Semester 3: Clinical and fire rotations. Times and locations will vary during the semester.


We will not review an application until all prerequisite requirements have been met. 

Before applying for the Paramedic program, you must complete the following:

Apply for and be admitted as an UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE SEEKING student to Utah Valley University. Apply Here
(Be aware transfer credit evaluation may take 4-5 weeks which will delay your admission) 

Prerequisites for application into the paramedic program:

• You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
• You must have Utah EMT and current CPR certification. Must keep certification current during the course you are applying for.

Complete academic requirements:

• Anatomy and Physiology (transfer credit accepted) with a grade of C or higher: ZOOL 1090 or ZOOL 2320 and ZOOL 2420 with labs. 
• MAT 1020 or MAT 0980 with a C- grade or higher or placement into MAT 1015 or MAT 1035 (QL), with valid scores in ALEKS 19+ or scores in ACT 17+ or SAT 510+. 
• ENGH 1005 with a C grade or higher or placement into ENGL 1010 (valid test scores) 

         *Hightly Recommended to complete a math  QL requirement.


For any further questions, please make an appointment with one of our academic advisors at https://www.uvu.edu/chps/advising/ 

You may be eligible for prior learning credit if you have completed your EMT or AEMT certification. 


Admissions Process

Entry into the paramedic program is extremely competitive. Applicants are selected based on the following:

The program prerequisites for the Paramedic Program must be completed by the application deadline to take the paramedic entrance exam. 

The entrance examination is available approximately two weeks prior to the application deadline at the UVU Emergency Services building. Special consideration may be made for applicants living outside the state of Utah and must be arranged prior to the application deadline.

The paramedic entry examination is a cognitive  computer evaluation of the applicant’s medical knowledge, EMT skills, problem solving ability, basic math calculations, medical terminology, anatomy knowledge, and physiology knowledge along with priority based problem solving. You may not use a calculator for this test and the maximum allotted time to complete this test is one hour.

Additionally, prior patient experience is valuable for students who are successful in the application process.

After your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by email with your date and time for an oral interview (only for applicants who have completed all pre-requisite requirements).

  • Interviews are granted to applicants who have completed all paramedic program prerequisites by application deadline.

Once accepted into the paramedic program, you must provide documentation of the following:

  • Must pass criminal background check requirements of UCA 26-8a-310 for certification as a Paramedic in the State of Utah. Applicants cannot have any felony convictions or be on probation.
  • Must pass required drug screening.
  • Have current vaccinations including: Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella (proof of two vaccinations), Tdap (within the past 10 years). The renewal date will be set for 10 years from the date administered.
  • Proof of 2 Skin TB test OR 1 blood test results (negative results required), and current flu vaccination.
  • Obtain a current physical examination with permission to participate in the paramedic program signed by qualified health care provider. You need to provide a letter from your doctor that you are medically and physically capable of performing required paramedic tasks such as:
    • An ability to lift, carry, and balance up to 125 pounds (250 with assistance)
    • An ability to bend, stoop, and crawl on uneven terrain
    • An ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture
    • An ability to work in low light, confined spaces, and other dangerous environments



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