The Spalding University EMT paramedic training program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of EMT paramedic. The university is located near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, at 845 S. 3rd St. Founded in 1814, Spalding University is a private, 4 year school and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Spalding University offers students an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical Medicine in the paramedic training field. The EMT training classes at Spalding are part of the University’s Adult Accelerated Program. The Adult Accelerated Program is designed to help adult students earn degrees that make them more valuable in their existing professions. Students are educated in a variety of technical skills, as well as practical theory and clinical fieldwork.
The paramedic certification program includes both didactic and clinical skill experiences. The program provides high excellence for education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care.
The AAS degree program is designed for individuals who have completed Basic EMT courses, are already certified, and want to pursue national registry as a paramedic, completing their associate’s degree.
Students are required to complete a total of 62 credit hours. The first 35 hours include general credit courses that can be fulfilled through traditional classes. Potential students unable to pursue a traditional class schedule can take advantage of the Adult Accelerated Program. Students who meet the requirements are granted credit for past work experience or academic achievement, and classes can be taken on a non-traditional schedule to meet individual student needs. Students can also apply for credit hours by examination. Once the 2nd portion of the program is completed, 27 credit hours of paramedic training is awarded.
These 27 credit hours will include: anatomy and physiology, principles of microbiology, theory of patient assessment, management and operations assessment, theory of paramedic essentials to include airway management and ventilation; medical, OB/GYN, neonatal, behavior and trauma emergencies; and emergency medical services operations.
Entrance to the Spalding University Paramedic education program has several requirements, including an application process. The basic requirements include:
A High School diploma or GED
Be 18 years of age
Current CPR Certification Card (HCP)
Current EMT certification
Pass a physical examination
Pass a background check
Pass drug screening and urinalysis
Individuals interested in Spalding University may apply online. Applications for Undergraduate studies, Graduate Applications, and the Adult Accelerated Program are all available on the school’s website: spalding.edu
For more information you may contact the University at 845 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40203
or by phone: (502) 585-9911.