Paramedic Program


Paramedic Program

* January 10, 2022 - January 9, 2023
IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety, South Campus Trailers, 137 University Drive, Indiana, PA 15705

Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of Paramedics certification exams for state (Pennsylvania) and national certification as a paramedic. 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, athletic trainers, and safety professionals.

To register, visit our application online.

The following course is currently being offered. If you have any questions, please call the office at 724-357-4051.

Prices and materials are subject to change.

Simulation manniquenSpring 2022 Paramedic Program

The IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety announces the spring 2022 Paramedic Program. 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, athletic trainers, and safety professionals.

Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of Paramedics certification exams for state (Pennsylvania) and national certification as a paramedic.

Apply to the Paramedic Program.


January 10, 2022-January 9, 2023


Mondays 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Students are required to complete a minimum of five hours of online readings/assignments/quizzes, etc. per week.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Psychomotor Exam: TBA


Zink Hall, IUP Campus, Indiana, PA 15705

Program Fees

$6,500* includes:

  • Two student polo shirts
  • Two Fisdap comprehensive exams
  • EMS Testing student account

This program is approved for Veterans Affairs benefits and federal financial aid (loans and Pell grants). Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have questions about financial aid for attendance in the IUP Paramedic Program, please call the Financial Aid office at 724-357-2218 or email them at The campus Office of Veterans Affairs can be reached at 724-357-3009.

Additional Fees

  • Student Liability Insurance for one year
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) textbook
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) textbook
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) textbook
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) textbook
  • Caroline (AAOS) Paramedic Flipped Classroom 1st Edition
  • Limmer Creative Apps-precourse apps and apps used during course
  • Physicals
  • Blood work
  • Titers/immunizations
  • Drug screen(s)
  • Fuel for your personal vehicle to travel to and from class, clinical, and field sites
  • Parking at clinical and/or field sites
  • National Registry CBE and any retests
  • Retest(s) or site fees for the National Registry practical exams
  • Battle dress uniform (BDU) pants
  • Work boots
  • Equipment: Stethoscope, pen light, trauma scissors, EKG calipers
  • Castle Branch (information listed below)

Castle Branch

Castle Branch is the company that the IUP Paramedic Program is using to upload documentation as well as for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) training. Some of the additional fees for this company are listed below.

$89 Paramedic Package includes:

  • Background clearances
  • Criminal reporting fee (Act 34)
  • FBI fingerprinting fee (Act 114)
  • Child abuse clearance fee (Act 33)

There are additional fees with the above checks based on the site where you go for testing.

  • Compliance Tracker

Drug Panel Test is an additional fee

  • $37 or $72 Drug Panel test (price dependent upon clinical site)


Student must be a certified emergency medical technician

Course Requirements

Course includes online components, lab and classroom, skill, and field sessions. Students must meet minimum physical capabilities of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

  • Vision
    Students must have visual acuity sufficient to distinguish visual color discrimination in examining patients and determining by appearance diagnostic signs that require immediate detection and proper action.
  • Hearing
    Students must have hearing acuity sufficient to receive verbal directions and instructions to distinguish diagnostic signs.
  • Reading/Writing
    Students must have the ability to read English sufficiently to read items such as prescription bottles, and to write English sufficiently to complete patient record forms and examinations.
  • Physical
    Students must have the ability to perform the skill objectives as outlined in New Education Standards. Note: All students must have the aptitude as listed above when taking the practical skills examination for national certification. Medical problems must be resolved prior to taking the practical/skill examinations.

Teaching-Learning Methods

Teaching-learning methods in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following: assigned readings, interactive lectures, discussion, critical thinking activities, and paramedic portfolio lab activities.

  • To better prepare our students, the IUP Paramedic Program prepares our students to think critically. To better develop the critical thinking process, it is mandatory that students complete the required interactive lectures, required readings, and pre-course assignments prior to class/lab.
  • During classes and labs, questions will be asked concerning the interactive lecture materials, electronic readings, and/ or pre-course/lab assignments. If students have questions regarding course materials or course structure, the instructor will respond either by verbally explaining or through the use of visual materials. (Ex. PowerPoint)
  • Labs are designed to reinforce and clarify the information obtained from students from the interactive lectures, electronic readings, and pre-course assignments. This allows the students to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course and become an entry competent paramedic in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.

Interactive Lecture Overview

Navigate Interactive Course Lectures cover the entire scope of the National EMS Education Standards and promote student engagement and retention. Using instructional design best practices, these fully narrated lectures provide critical topic review based on key learning objectives presented in online modules that students explore at their own pace. Navigate Interactive Course Lectures enhance comprehension, improve concept retention, and prepare students for more advanced activities.

Technical Requirement for Navigate 2

To work successfully with Navigate 2 and other Jones & Bartlett Learning products, your computer/mobile device should match one of the supported browser and operating system configurations. Navigate 2 and other Jones & Bartlett Learning products may run on newer (or even slightly older) versions of these browsers, but a version is not considered fully supported until it is specified with a X in the table below.

OS/Platform Safari10.0 Safari 11.0 Firefox(Latest) Chrome(Latest) IE10 IE11 MS Edge
MAC 10.11 X X X
MAC 10.12 X X X
Windows 7 X X X X
Windows 8.1 X X X
Windows 10 X X X X
iPad IOS 10 X X X
iPhone IOS*Latest X
Android Phone OS 4.4 X
Android phone OS 6.0.1 X
Android tablet OS 5.x X
Android tablet OS 7.0 X
Windows 8 tablet X X

* Applications currently operate correctly, but in an attenuated manner within small screen sizes. Additionally, the Navigate eReader is not compatible with mobile devices with screen sizes smaller than 7 inches. Users on smaller screens cannot necessarily access all functionality. This issue will be addressed in a future release.

Excludes the Kindle and Nook platforms. The Flash Player used in the offline eBook reader is not supported beyond Android 4.1. The issue will be addressed in a future release.


Preregistration is required.

IUP reserves the right to cancel any program, at which time deposit/registration fees would be refunded. Enrollment is limited; however, late registrations will be accepted if space is available.

Withdrawal Policy

A student may withdraw from the program at any time through the completion of a signed withdrawal form.

College Credit for IUP Students

IUP students who successfully complete the Paramedic program at IUP are eligible for up to 30 credits through the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. Paramedic Program College Credit


The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992
CoAEMSP website

Paramedic Program Outcomes #600853

2019 Outcomes

NREMT/State Written Exam: 88%

Retention: 91.9%

Positive (Job) Placement: 100%

2018 Outcomes

NREMT/State Written Exam: 80.8%

Retention: 82.4%

Positive (Job) Placement: 100%