College of Health Sciences

Emergency Medical Services Program


The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in prehospital emergency care, such as ambulance, fire department, search and rescue, law enforcement and volunteer service. Prehospital emergency care involves a wide scope of activities such as recognition and management of patients with heart disease, trauma, burns, poisoning, alcohol and drug abuse, childbirth, acute psychiatric disorders, and other medical emergencies.

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Our mission is to provide optimal and quality education to the EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic candidates and to provide a professional and caring environment that is honest, loyal, ethical, and treats all individuals with respect and dignity. By providing leadership education and the science of EMS and paramedicine, we serve the community by advocating for the highest educational and clinical standards.


The goal of the Utah Tech University Emergency Medical Services Program is to prepare competent entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the emergency medical responder, emergency medical technician, and advanced emergency medical technician levels.


At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to perform an appropriate primary/initial assessment of the ill or injured patient in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Complete an appropriate secondary/focused history and physical exam in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Formulate an appropriate treatment plan to include administration of IV fluids and/or pharmacological medications as needed.
  • Demonstrate appropriate solutions to ethical situations in the pre-hospital setting.
  • Analyze the basic pharmacological background and actions of drugs, regulations, human body systems, pharmacokinetics, and drug calculations.


Utah Tech University Emergency Medical Services Program students who complete the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course, or Paramedic program are eligible to apply for corresponding testing and certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

The National Registry, established in 1970 as a non-profit organization, is the Nation’s Emergency Medical Services Certification organization, centered on protecting the public and advancing the EMS profession. The National Registry’s mission is to provide a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers, and to maintain a registry of certification status.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs


Phone: 727-210-2350

Fax: 727-210-2354


9355 113th Street North, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

The Utah Tech University Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 


Malinda Whipple

Program Director


Phone: 435-879-4950

Office: Taylor 206

Kat Preiss

Academic Advisor


Phone: 435-652-7695

Office: HPC 347

Katie Reeves

Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-879-4820

Office: Taylor 258