Paramedic Science Major

Bachelor of Science in Paramedic Science
Accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Anna Maria College's Paramedic Science program prepares students for professional certification and a career in the allied health arena or in the management of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  
Research shows that the demand for paramedics is growing and the education of paramedics is becoming more demanding and professional.  Currently, paramedics administer advanced medications, use sophisticated diagnostic technologies, and are accountable for collecting and charting patient data. Anna Maria College recognizes the growing demands being placed on these professionals and is one of only a few colleges to offer a bachelor degree program that prepares students for the challenges paramedics face in the field now and in the future.
The curriculum for the Paramedic Science program builds a solid foundation for students in natural sciences, including anatomy & physiology and chemistry.  Laboratory courses in paramedic science, plus clinical and field experiences, build practical skills and experience in real-life situations.  Students also learn compassion and respect for others and gain an understanding of public service.  Both a medical director and a program director oversee the program.
Students may enter as freshmen and, if they choose, earn the EMT-Basic certification early in the program. They then proceed with the paramedic courses. Transfer students, who have earned an Associate Degree in Paramedic Science from a regionally accredited college can complete a bachelor’s degree that builds on their education and experience. Upper level elective courses allow students to prepare for advanced study in allied health fields, or build expertise in the management of emergency medical services. The paramedic science program joins many other public safety and health-related programs at AMC.
Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine Program Mission
An academically rigorous, yet technically relevant educational experience for current and aspiring practitioners in emergency medical services to build knowledge, skill and ability to effectively service the sick, the injured, and their communities.  
Paramedic Science Program Goals
The goals for the Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine program are to:  
  • Provide a well-rounded liberal arts education for students seeking to serve in roles as emergency medical services
  • Provide access to the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to successfully achieve national certification as a Paramedic
  • Expose students to a diverse set of circumstances where emergency medical care might be necessary
Educational Objectives/Learning Outcomes
 Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine program will be able to:  
  • Effectively provide pre-hospital medical care at the Paramedic level including Cardiology, Pathopharmacology, Trauma care, Airway, Ventilation, Oxygenation, Trauma, Medical and EMS Operations
  • Provide high quality, ethical and appropriate service in a variety of environments 
  • Use statistics and data as a tool and as a driver of evidence-based medicine and protocols Compare and contrast international approaches to the delivery of pre-hospital health care

For more information, please contact:

Ted Flanagan

Director, Paramedic Science Program