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EMS Administration Minor


Four emergency medical responders stand next to a helicopter.

Offered in a Hybrid Format (Combination of Online and Face-to-Face Classes)

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 in a hybrid format (a combination of fully online and face-to-face classes) 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 in the EMS administration certificate program or as a concentration within the public administration major. In addition, many of your 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 program requirements and course descriptions, see the School of Business course descriptions.