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Studying Emergency Healthcare Sciences at Weber State

Weber State’s paramedic studies and emergency healthcare sciences programs offer emergency responders the lifesaving skills, practical experience and knowledge to advance their careers.

Emergency Healthcare Sciences Highlights

Our emergency healthcare programs are offered in a career-ladder format, where you earn an associate’s degree in paramedic studies, as well as a paramedic certificate of completion, before moving on to the bachelor’s degree program.

Nearly all Bachelor of Science in Emergency Healthcare Sciences courses are offered online.

Weber State’s ambulance simulator gives you the opportunity to practice your emergency response skills in a real-world environment, then review and learn from your experience.

Beyond the Classroom

As a paramedic studies major, you’ll complete a field internship with a paramedic fire or EMS agency.

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s associate’s degree in paramedic studies allows you to make yourself more marketable as a paramedic and improves your chances to work in field supervision or education. Course topics include:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Special populations in paramedic practice
  • Human anatomy

Upon earning your associate’s degree, you can begin the emergency healthcare sciences bachelor’s degree program, where you’ll complete courses in:

  • Health information management
  • Health administrative services
  • Public health

What You Can Do after Weber

With your associate’s degree in paramedic studies and/or certificate of completion, you’ll find opportunities to advance as a paramedic, including work in field supervision and education. 

With a Bachelor of Science in emergency healthcare sciences, you’ll discover more opportunities to advance your career in emergency healthcare fields, including:

  • Medical education
  • Quality assessment and quality improvement
  • Emergency healthcare supervision
  • Human resources
  • Air medical services
  • Public health
  • Mobile integrated healthcare

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for nursing 
graduates in the U.S. and Utah

Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Christine O'Neil

    “Our classes are very interactive; we spend about half of our time doing practical scenarios. We like creating crazy situations that challenge students to think on their toes, and sometimes just because it's fun.”