Welcome from the Chair
Thank you for your interest in the programs offered through the Emergency Healthcare (EH) Department at Weber State University (WSU). EMS education began at WSU in the mid-1970s as the first program of its kind in the state of Utah and one of the first in the entire nation.
Today, the EH department offers courses in EMT-Basic, Paramedic, and Critical Care Transport. Additionally, the EH department offers an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Healthcare Sciences. Through our Department of Health Administration, EMS clinicians also have the option of pursuing a Master’s in Health Administration.
Finally, as the designated training center for the American Heart Association, the EH Department offers multiple continuing education opportunities such as BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Continuing education units can also be acquired through our critical care transport course or through the auditing of any of our many emergency medicine offerings throughout the year.
Recognizing the dynamic schedules of today’s public safety employees, as well as the unique needs of the increasing population of non-traditional students, the EH department is dedicated to creating offerings that are conducive to your schedule. We have multiple EMT-Basic and Paramedic cohorts offered each year with both day and evening options and even options to attend live lectures from remote sites or Online. Additionally, existing EMS clinicians can earn a degree from WSU almost entirely Online. And, because many of our programs and degrees are offered through WSU Online, there are no out-of-state tuition hikes for those candidates from outside of Utah.
Although still considered a young profession, through the many offerings of advanced degrees, the implementation of interdisciplinary education, and the increasing involvement in emergency medicine scholarship, the EH department at WSU strives to promote the EMS discipline as a respected and evidence-based health profession.
We look forward to discussing how we can fulfill your aspirations of achieving a rewarding and satisfying career in the emergency medical services.
Dr. William E. Robertson
Department Chair & Paramedic Program Director