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  • Advanced Paramedic Practice
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    EMS Education Chair
    Dawnelle Mathis

  • Did You Know?

    In Colorado, there have been two recent legislative changes that affect the practice of paramedics. The first extends the practice settings for EMT’s and paramedics to any clinical health facility that is licensed or certified by department of regulatory agencies. This offers a significant expansion of the types of health care settings in which paramedics may practice.  The second legislative change is the creation of an emergency medical service provider license that requires the completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree program in Health Science or a related field. Currently, all EMS providers in Colorado are certified, not licensed.

    A BAS in Advanced Paramedic Practice will qualify the graduate for paramedic licensure in the state of Colorado as recent legislative changes have made possible.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Every Semester

    Award: BAS

    Average Class Size: 12-15

    Programs Length: 4 Semesters

    Part-time or Full-time: Both

    Course Availability: Online with some clinical work in the final semester.

    Program Location: Online

  • What Will I Learn
    This degree will focus on advancing the paramedic practitioner into community paramedic, critical care paramedic and behavioral health arenas. This degree will qualify the graduate to take the certifying exams for community and critical care paramedic endorsements.

    This program gives the paramedic an option of advancing his/her degree without leaving the field of EMS or going into management. The program will focus on patient care in specialized areas and give the practitioner the skills he/she needs to be successful.  

    First Semester - 16 total credit hours

    • MAT 135  Statistics
    • BIO   216  Pathophysiology
    • SOC 231   Deviant behavior
    • HPR  301  Communication in Health care
    • HPR 411   Leadership and Management or HPR 468 Pedagogy

    Second Semester  - 12 total credit hours

    • HPR 403 Healthcare Research
    • EMS 312 Trauma Informed Care and Assessment
    • EMS 311 Motivational interviewing 
    • EMS 310 Behavioral Clinical Assessment and De-escalation Techniques

    Third Semester - 14 total credit hours

    • HPR 310 Quality Improvement
    • EMS 330 Community Advocacy and Outreach
    • EMS 331 Community Assessment
    • EMS 430 Care and Prevention Development Strategies

    Fourth Semester - 13 total credit hours

    • EMS 425 Fundamentals of Advanced Paramedic Practice
    • EMS 433 Advanced Paramedic Medical
    • EMS 435 Advanced Paramedic Trauma
    • EMS 489 APP Capstone

    Career Information:
    In a recent survey of area employers:

    On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest, employers rated at 3.41 on the need for people with bachelor degrees in EMS due to the recent Colorado legislative changes.

    47% state they would prefer to hire a person with a BAS in Paramedic practice, with another 37% as possible

    53% state a BAS degree would increase their earning potential; another 21% state as possible

    65% state a BAS degree would be preferred for advancement in their agency; another 15% state as possible


  • Spotlight

    Our Advanced Paramedic Practice Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree is for those who are paramedics holding an Associate’s degree in paramedicine. If you are a paramedic but do not yet have your AAS degree contact us. We can award credit for a noncredit paramedic program in most cases and get you on your way toward a BAS quickly. This program is fully online with a clinical component in the final semester. Arrangements for the clinicals can be made in the area where you live.