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EMS Administration Minor Offered Fully Online

The minor in emergency medical services administration is designed to help current emergency medical technicians and paramedics learn about duties involved in managing emergency services other than patient care such as community education and risk reduction, insurance reimbursements and billing and personnel management.

Developed from the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education program of the National Fire Academy, this minor will take your work experience and public safety training to a new level of leadership and management to help you advance your department and your career.

From improving your personnel supervision skills to building community awareness, a minor in EMS administration can enhance your career opportunities by giving you the knowledge and skills you need to move forward.

EMS Administration Course Offerings

To earn a minor in EMS administration, the following courses, offered fully online, need to be completed:

  • Foundations of Emergency Medical Services
  • EMS Management
  • EMS Community Risk Reduction
  • EMS Safety and Risk Management
  • Legal, Political, and Regulatory Issues in EMS
  • EMS Quality and Performance Management

These courses are also offered as a concentration within the B.S. in public administration program. In addition, many current Pennsylvania Department of Health, National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certifications can count toward college credit in our public administration program.

For a comprehensive list of course descriptions, see the Rowland School of Business course catalog.