LP Research Resources January 23, 2018

Pennsylvania Institute Paramedic Training Program

The Pennsylvania Institute of Applied Health Sciences has an  EMT paramedic training program which offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of paramedic.

The Pennsylvania Institute paramedic curriculum is a one-year certificate program in Paramedic Studies for those individuals interested in EMT paramedic training. The PA Institute provides paramedic training courses through a diverse and qualified staff led by EMS physicians. Over 30 physicians, nurses, paramedics, and physicians assistants will participate in your education. The training takes place with new state-of-the-art facilities, in the newly-constructed $2.3 million Waynesboro Ambulance Squad complex in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. The EMT training facilities include wireless internet access, skill station laboratories, and operational bays for a hands on paramedic education.

Acceptance into the paramedic training program studies is competitive. Entrance begins with requirements, to name a few: EMT training certification, high school diploma or GED, and satisfactory performance on either SAT or entrance examinations.

Program Information

The paramedic education are divided into four semesters with a total of 384 idactic hours and 804 clinical hours. Students will earn a total of 40 credit hours.

Semester #1:
EMS 101: Introduction to EMS
EMS200: Anatomy and Physiology
EMS205: Pharmacology


Semester #2:
EMS102: Patient Assessment Skills
EMS300: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Emergencies
EMS301: Arrhythmia Recognition and Treatment:

Semester #3:
EMS400: Identification and Treatment of Medical Emergencies
EMS401: Toxicology
EMS410: Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Pediatrics

Semester #4:
EMS420: Identification and Treatment of Traumatic Injuries|
EMS 103: EMS Operations
EMS405: Psychiatric Emergencies

Additional Information and Contacts

The school offers new clinical affiliations. They are the National Children’s Medical Center for Pediatrics and Pediatric Trauma, and LifeNet 8-1 for aeromedical transport.

Students who apply early receive a savings of $50 due to the application fee being waived for early applicants. Financial aide is available. In addition, scholarships from their Kelly Grove Memorial Fund are available for well-qualified students, as well as VA scholarships.

For more information you may contact the Coordinator at 717-729-9080, or by emailing the school at info@piahs.org.