Paramedic Science Program

The paramedic is the highest level of prehospital care provider in the EMS system. The focus of this education is to increase the depth of knowledge gained as an EMT.

Program Requirements:

  • 12-18 month commitment
  • EMT certification
  • CPR certification for health care provider
  • Passing the entrance exam (details available upon request)
  • Completion of anatomy and physiology prerequisite course (details available upon request)

Click here for more detailed information about being a paramedic.

Indianapolis EMS paramedics are recognized as among the best in the state and nation, receiving numerous service awards and distinctions. Indianapolis EMS Academic Services paramedic science program consistently shows high success outcomes for retention, placements and credentialing:

TermNumber EnrolledRetentionPositive PlacementSuccessful Credentialing
Spring 20171782%1313
Fall 20161984%1415
Spring 20161794%1515
Fall 20151275%99
Spring 201515100%1515

To view the Indiana University Health Professions paramedic graduate outcomes click here.

For more information about our course offerings, contact us here or apply online for the paramedic science program here.

Below is a list of key dates for those interested in the program:

Aug. 10-12, 2021: Mandatory Information Sessions

  • Attend one of these sessions to learn about program requirements, unique design of the curriculum
    and ask questions. Reserve your seat by going to our Google reservation form here or by emailing
    Jill.Bruce@IndianapolisEMS.org.
  • You may also attend these sessions online. Click here to download our course overview document, which contains the links for each session.

Aug. 24, 2021: Anatomy & Physiology Prerequisite Course ONLINE

  • This 16-week online class will begin Tuesday, Aug. 24. There will be optional live Q & A sessions each Tuesday of the class.

Sept. 3, 2021: Applications Completed 

  • Submit your completed application by this date. You may apply online here or we will also have applications available at the information sessions.

Sept. 17, 2021: Entrance Exam

  • You must complete and pass the FISDAP entrance exam to test English and math competencies by this deadline.

Nov. 2021: Interviews

  • We will schedule you for a 30-minute online interview with our faculty.

Jan. 5 or 6, 2022: Mandatory Paramedic Program Orientation

  • You only need to attend one of the days.

Jan. 10 or 12, 2022: Paramedic Program Class Begins