The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing an Associate in Science or a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine, check out the Academic Catalog:
Develop the skills that save lives
A paramedic has a level of knowledge, skill, and treatment capabilities that are significantly beyond those of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and which can dramatically improve a patient’s outcome at the hospital. In response to the need for these uniquely trained emergency medical care professionals, the University of New Haven developed its paramedicine program. This program will prepare you to become a new breed of first responder – one who holds dual certification as both a firefighter and as a paramedic.
Hands-on learning will be a major part of your education. You’ll ride along with ambulance services and take patients’ vitals. You’ll practice doing chest compressions and starting IV lines on high-fidelity mannequins. You’ll become part of teams who care for patients in whatever medical emergency unfolds. The goal of the paramedicine program is to make your education as real-world as it gets.
Through this program, offered in conjunction with Yale New Haven Hospital, you will also:
- Become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Gain more than 700 hours of clinical and internship experience through multiple models of EMS services, including hospital-based and fire-based
- Expand your knowledge through classes in anatomy and physiology at the Yale University School of Medicine
- Become eligible to sit for the National Registry Paramedic exam at the completion of your studies
- Have a chance to join the Pre-Health Professions (PHP) Scholars Program, which can serve as a launching pad for pursuing a career or further study in healthcare
Please be aware, during the clinical rotations students will be working within a healthcare environment, which has the potential for exposure to airborne and bloodborne pathogens. Each student is responsible for maintaining healthcare insurance which can cover treatment and follow-up care in the event of an exposure. In addition to the vaccination and medical requirements, facial hair is not permitted in clinical nor field settings, as it will interfere with proper fitting of respiratory protection.
The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.
Director of Public Safety Programs
8% Growth 2017-2027
Disaster Prep Specialist
8% Growth 2017-2027
EMS System Coordinator
8% Growth 2017-2027
Degree Program Options
Fire Science Minor
Medical emergencies represent over 80% of the modern fire department’s responses today. This has resulted in a majority of the fire departments seeking fully trained paramedics to fill job openings. Across the country, there is a shortage of paramedics to fill all the available Firefighter/Paramedic positions resulting a robust job market for paramedics. Here at the University of New Haven, students are able to earn their Paramedicine B.S. Degree complete with National Registry Certification as a Paramedic and achieve a minor in Fire Science simultaneously. This innovative program takes a student with little or no experience and prepares them to be the top candidates to fill today’s modern fire department positions.Learn more
Classroom, clinical rotations, and labs are 100% supported by the Yale New Haven Health, Center for Emergency Medical Services and Yale New Haven Hospital.
All students complete internships treating 100 real patients in the City of New Haven and area communities under the supervision of an experienced paramedic as a preceptor.
100% of students will experience experiential education using high fidelity manikins in real life simulation centers.
Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
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