The Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Emergency Medical Services is only for students selected into the Emergency Medical Services major  (or graduates of that major) who express interest in continuing their education for a bachelor's degree. This bachelor's degree prepares future Emergency Medical Services practitioners to function in a dynamic health care environment and to build on in current practical knowledge and skills for personal and professional growth. To graduate from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Emergency Medical Services, a student must present evidence that he or she is certified, licensed, or registered in his or her associate’s degree concentration where such credentialing is required to perform in the field.

Career Opportunities

Advancement within the Emergency Medical Services profession includes administrative, governmental, public health, and education. Promotion often requires academic degree credentials. Graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Emergency Medical Services will be credentialed health care practitioners. This degree can offer opportunities to expand clinical roles and/or seek positions in management, administration, public health, research, medical equipment sales, education, and training. Students may also complete this degree in order to apply for Master’s level degrees in fields such as (but not limited to) Health Care Administration, Education, Business, or Pre-Medical Studies.

Special Admissions Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Health Studies Concentration in Emergency Medical Services, a student must first be selected into or graduate from the Emergency Medical Services major.

Remediation Strategies

All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean. Students desiring transfer into this bachelor degree major must work closely with an adviser to choose appropriate, transferable courses to be eligible for selection.
International health credentials/licensure, sciences courses, and most math courses will not be accepted to satisfy requirements of this major. Please see additional information for international students applying to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences majors.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • demonstrate personal accountability for ethical and cultural concerns within the realm of healthcare practice.
  • apply effective managerial and leadership skills to solve problems in the healthcare setting.
  • evaluate the effectiveness of educational plans in a given allied health care setting.
  • compare health care spending, supply, utilization, prices, and health outcomes between the U.S. healthcare system and systems in other industrialized nations.
  • critique public and private funding of the U.S. healthcare system.
  • evaluate a given quality assurance program for effectiveness based upon established health care expected outcomes.
  • design a systematic investigative process to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate the significance of a project, methods employed, and results.

Performance Standards

Progression in Emergency Medical Services portion of this major is dependent on earning a grade of 'C' (2.0) in each major-specific emergency medical services course. Students enrolled in this major must also earn a minimum final grade of 'C' in all of their Applied Health Studies (HTH coded) courses. Grading scale is A, B, C, F.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
BIO115 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
SOC111 Introduction to Sociology 3 3 S REQ
or
PSY111 General Psychology 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 14
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SPC Speech Elective 3   S SPC
BIO125 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 3 3 S REQ
MNA Math Elective (MTH124 or Higher) 3   S MNA
PMP103 Basic Life Support for the Paramedic 2 6 M REQ
or
PMP122 Emergency Medical Technician 8 6 6 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 12
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PMP134 Airway Management and Assessment for the Paramedic 4 3 3 M REQ
PMP135 Operations and Rescue Practices for the Paramedic 4 3 3 M REQ
PMP139 Introductory Clinical Practicum 1 M REQ
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 10
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PMP243 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for the Paramedic 6 4.50 4.50 M REQ
PMP247 Pulmonary and Cardiology for the Paramedic 6 4.50 4.50 M REQ
PMP249 Intermediate Clinical Practicum 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 13
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PMP253 Medical Emergencies for the Paramedic 4 3 3 M REQ
PMP254 Obstetrics and Pediatrics for the Paramedic 4 3 3 M REQ
PMP256 Trauma and Behavioral for the Paramedic 4 3 3 M REQ
PMP259 Advanced Clinical Practicum 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 13
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PMP269 Summative Clinical Practicum 2 .50 M REQ
PMP279 Application of Research in Pre-Hospital Medicine 2 Writing Enriched Requirement 2 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 7
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
or
ENL121 English Composition II 3 3 S REQ
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
MTH Mathematics Elective 3   S MTH
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
TOTAL CREDITS 13
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HTH325 Health Care Delivery Systems 3 3 M REQ
HTH310 Health Issues and Transitions 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
3 M REQ
COR Liberal Arts Elective 3   S COR
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3   S SSE
or
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3   S FOR
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3   S AAE
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3   S IFE
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HUM Humanities Elective 3   S HUM
HTH321 Application of Teaching and Learning Styles in the Allied Health Professions 3 3 M REQ
HTH332 Quality Assurance for Healthcare Workers 3 3 M REQ
ART Art Elective 3   S ART
TOTAL CREDITS 12
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
HTD Directed Applied Health Studies Electives 12   M HTD
HTH311 Medical Practice Administration 3 3 M REQ
HTH497 Senior Capstone 3 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
PPC Proven Professional Credential   S PPC
TOTAL CREDITS 18