Emergency Medical Services Minor


The minor consists of 17 credit hours including the following:

HLTH 003Medical Terminology2
HLTH 153Emergency Medical Technician 16
2 courses from the following:
Wilderness First Responder
Wilderness EMT (offered spring semester)
Teaching Assistantship (EMS Teaching Assistant)
Intermediate Special Topics (Trauma, Pediatric Emergency Care, Wilderness Medicine; additional topics TBD)
Independent Study (with instructor permission)
Emergency Service Leadership
Advanced EMT
Advanced Special Topics (offered fall semester)
Emergency Medicine Research I
Emergency Medicine Research II
Emerg. Medicine Research III

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.