Center for Emergency Services Training

IUP Emergency Services Training is a component of the Institute for Rural Health and Safety of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. IUP began offering formal training courses approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in 1974.

The IUP Emergency Service Training offers Pennsylvania Department of Health-certified training courses as well as other programs to emergency services providers. These programs attempt to address the training needs in emergency services locally, regionally, and statewide.

Important Information: On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced an interim rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all healthcare workers (including students and faculty) who provide care, treatment, or services for a covered provider. Some departments at IUP have already received word that many clinical sites are mandating the COVID vaccination for all students and staff who are at their sites. The sites are requiring that students have the first vaccine of Pfizer or Moderna (or the only vaccine of Johnson & Johnson) by December 5, 2021, and the second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by January 2, 2022. In most cases, it does not appear any exemptions will be granted. The IUP Paramedic and EMT programs want to make sure that all EMS students are aware of this requirement.

The following courses are currently offered:

Paramedic Program Paramedic Program

This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but it is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, etc. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of Paramedics certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification as a paramedic. Prerequisite: Students must be certified emergency medical technicians.

Apply to the Paramedic Program.

EMT TrainingTraditional EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Training/Traditional Classroom

This program is primarily designed for future Emergency medical Services (EMS) personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, etc. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMTs certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification as an EMT.

SIM Baby on stretcher Traditional EMR

This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, etc. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMTs EMR certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification.

Online/Hybrid Courses

ALS Trauma Head with AED IUP Hybrid held at IUP Main Campus or IUP Pitt East (Monroeville Area)

These programs are primarily designed for future EMS personnel but are appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches or athletic trainers, safety professionals, and others. Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of EMTs certification exams for Pennsylvania and national certification as an EMT. Online/hybrid courses are designed for students who are self-motivated, academically disciplined, and technologically proficient with standard computer applications. Students will complete required courses online and attend skill labs on scheduled days.