Program Overview

Learn the latest techniques that EMS administrators are using to manage emergency medical teams with the online EMS Administration concentration. At Point Park University, we offer EMS professionals the advanced education they need to move into leadership roles with the online Bachelor of Science in Public Administration — EMS Administration degree.

Curriculum Overview

This fully online program offers the skills community leaders are looking for in EMS leaders, including risk reduction, new regulations and performance management. Further certification is available through our partnership with the National Fire Academy. At Point Park, we know experience is the best instructor; that’s why our courses are developed by EMS professionals for EMS professionals. You’ll learn the latest strategies and techniques used across the country so you are ready for the EMS needs of the future. Our program is flexible enough for working EMS professionals, and our supportive environment is designed to help you succeed.

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  • Next Start Date:April 30, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:2-4 Years
  • Credit Hours:120
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$433
Thematic Core Courses (42 credits)
  • COMM 101 Oral Communications and Presentation
  • ENGL 101 College Composition
  • UNIV 101 City-University Life
  • Explore the World – Choice 1
  • Explore the World – Choice 2
  • Investigative Science
  • Investigative Mathematics (MATH 150 Math Experience)
  • Interpret Creative Works
  • Understand People – Choice 1 (PSYC 150 Psych. Foundations)
  • Understand People – Choice 2
  • Succeed in Business
  • Appreciate and Apply the Arts
  • Discover Technology (CMPS 114 Problem Solving w/ IT)
  • Capstone

*Math course level dependent on results of placement exam.
**One Writing Intensive course in addition to ENGL 101 is required for graduation.

Departmental General Requirements (15 credits):
  • ENGL 121 Effective Speech
  • PSYC 203 Theories of Personality OR PSYC 210 Industrial Psychology
  • Choose any three (3) POLS OR ECON classes
Departmental Major Requirements (12 credits):
  • PADM 210 Public Administration
  • PADM 211 Principles of Management
  • PADM 214 Public Budgeting and Finance I
  • PADM 301 Methods of Public Management OR PADM 303 Policy and Decision Analysis
EMS Concentration Requirements (21 credits):
  • PADM 340 Foundations of EMS
  • PADM 341 EMS Management
  • PADM 342 EMS Community Risk Reduction
  • PADM 345 EMS Safety and Risk Management
  • PADM 346 Legal, Political, and Regulatory Issues in EMS
  • PADM 440 EMS Quality and Performance Management
  • Any one (1) Public Administration Elective Class at 300+ Level
General Elective Requirements (30 Credits)
  • Electives provide students with the opportunity to study content areas that meet personal, professional, or vocational interests.

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s B.S. in Public Administration – EMS Administration program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Degree admission requires a satisfactory transcript from either a high school or postsecondary institution. Transcripts from postsecondary institutions must include a minimum of 12 earned credits or six months of training. A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Students with a lower GPA may be considered for admission by the program director based on additional information in support of the application.
  2. The University reserves the right to require an interview or supplementary materials for any applicant (degree or non-degree) and to use these as a means for making an admission decision.

Career Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for leaders in the EMS field was $41,430 annually in 2014. By pursuing further education, you can move beyond entry-level roles and into a variety of careers, including:

  • Advanced EMT
  • EMS Administrator
  • EMS Field Training Officer
  • Ambulance Manager
  • Emergency Services Director
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