Prospective Students


As our mission statement reflects, we are committed to providing our students with excellence in paramedic education. As the field of Emergency Medical Services and healthcare has rapidly evolved, so has the level of education. Paramedics are true healthcare professionals; often working in settings such as primary healthcare, industry, and occupational medicine, in addition to their familiar emergency prehospital settings. The UVU nationally accredited 2-semester paramedic program is academically challenging and thus requires several pre-requisites. Our Paramedic Certification and Bachelor of Science degree will afford our graduates a wide range of employment opportunities, upon completion of the program. We invite you to learn more about our exciting field! 

Learning by Doing

  • Our Program operates on a fire shift friendly platform. Presently, we do not hold class on A shift during the first semester. Although, the shift may change periodically, our goal is to facilitate the working learner. Second semester accommodations are considered, however, we cannot guarantee the exclusion of all shifts days. 
  • University experience complying with all state and national standards.
  • Program awards 31 upper division credit hours in the Emergency Services Bachelors degree.
  • 1300 hours of instruction which exceeds the national average.
  • Clinical experience includes Specialty Care, and Level I and Level II Trauma Centers.
  • Up to 16 paramedic provider agencies support student internship experience.
  • Undergo intensive classroom and skills training utilizing; hybrid learning platform, simulation labs, all with excellent equipment support.

Field-Experienced Instructors

  • Instruction by 33 Health care professionals.
  • Affiliate paramedic faculty with an average of 15 years prehospital care.
  • Faculty includes; Physicians, Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants, Nurses, and tenured EMS and special topic instructors.
  • 2 Full time faculty, lab manager, and administrative support allow for optimal management of a very dynamic program.


  • 85% first time pass rate National Certification
  • 31 upper division credit hours awarded
  • 2 trauma center locations
  • 6  Wasatch Front emergency room locations
  • 1 pediatric specialty hospital
  • 1999  year of first entering class
  • 700 hours of individual Pre-hospital/paramedic provider experience
  • 200-240 hours of individual health care clinical experience
  • 10 additional certifications


  • State of the art training aids and equipment
  • Individual issue of NOTEBOOK Tablet
  • Digital hybrid learning platform

Certification and Program Details

  • As part of the academic curriculum you’ll earn certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, AMLS, PHTLS, NRP, LEFR, GEMS, and Fundamentals of Airway.
  • Pass rate 85% (National Registry is 73%)
  • Course credit comprises 2/3 of the upper division requirements for a degree in Emergency Services, Emergency Care emphasis.
  • Qualify for priority acceptance into Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program.
  • Companion courses include Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, Difficult Airway Management.






Application Deadlines / Dates

  • Applications for Spring are due on October 1st  by 5:00 PM
  • Applications for Fall are due on June 1st by 5:00 PM


Paramedic Orientation-Open House 

Come to the UVU EMS Open House and learn about the UVU Paramedic Program. Learn about:

•Career Field
•Job Opportunities
•Educational Pathway
•Program Prerequisites
•Application Process
•Academic & Clinical Experience
•And more!

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Emergency Services Department, room ES-147 

3131 Mike Jense Parkway, Provo UT


Sample Schedule 

First Semester