Emergency Medical Services Minor


The minor consists of 18 credit hours including the following:

HLTH 1030Medical Terminology2
HLTH 2530Emergency Medical Technician 17
9 credits from the following are required:
HLTH 2994Teaching Assistantship (EMS Teaching Assistant)3
HLTH 1510Wilderness First Responder3
HLTH 2510Wilderness EMT3
HLTH 2993Independent Study (with instructor permission)3
HLTH 3000Emergency Service Leadership3
HLTH 3570Advanced EMT6
EMED 3000Emergency Medicine Research I4
HLTH 2990Special Topics (Pediatric Emergencies, Mental Health Emergencies, or other topics)3
HLTH 3940Trauma & Trauma Systems3
EMED 3010Emergency Medicine Research II4
EMED 3200Emerg. Medicine Research III3

Students certified as Emergency Medical Technicians without taking the course in an academic setting may earn the necessary credit by exam.

The minor is available to all UVM degree students. For more information regarding the minor in Emergency Medical Services, please contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of Student Services. 


At any given time, due to fluctuations in demand for the minor in Emergency Medical Services, the program reserves the right to cap enrollment in the minor. Courses may not be taken pass/fail.

Other Information

Students must maintain a 2.0 or greater GPA in all coursework for the minor in order to be awarded the minor degree on the academic transcript.